Saint Paul: White Bear Avenue Station Area

Phase 1, Constraints and Opportunities

Purpose: Provide information about the project, and opportunities and constraints for each station area; gather stakeholder feedback on station area issues in order to identify specific station area objectives (October-early November 2017)

Information: 

Engagement:

  • Community meeting with District 1 Community Council Land Use Committee for St Paul station areas at White Bear Avenue and Sun Ray, October 2 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm, District 1 office, Sun Ray Shopping Center Office, 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road, St Paul; participants contributed using a Response Sheet
  • Community meeting hosted by District 1 Community Council and Transit for Livable Communities, November 9 2017, Sun Ray Family Dental offices, 1871 Old Hudson Rd, St Paul; participants contributed using a Response Sheet (above)
  • Online tool: Open October through early November; provided basic information about the project and the questions from the Response Sheet (above)

Engagement results: In-person and online engagement provided feedback on draft station-area constraints and opportunities. This feedback will help shape specific station-area objectives and guide access and land use alternatives. 

  • Compilation, including both in-person and online contributions
  • Key objectives identified for this station area:
    • Consider a safe and direct extension of Hazel Street south to Suburban Avenue (I-94 undercrossing)
    • Create a safe station environment
    • Ensure safe walking and biking within the station area
    • Maintain affordable housing
    • Promote additional housing and development opportunities