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St. Paul City Council Approves Lowertown Master Plan!

On April 18th, the St. Paul City Council unanimously approved the 15 year Greater Lowertown Master Plan. The plan is now a part of the City of St. Paul’s Comprehensive Plan.  

The 14 member independent Task Force, headed by Ellen McPartlan, Task Force Chair, worked for two years to: obtain $200,000 in grant funding, manage urban planning consultants, hold 3 community meetings and engage over 700 people in the downtown St. Paul area. 

The plan was then reviewed by the District 17 and District 4 Councils, the Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission before the final was successfully approved by the St. Paul City Council in April.


Postcards sent from Lowertown in 2030

What is Lowertown like 20 years from now?  Click here to read what community workshop participants wrote on their postcards from the future.

Presentation from first community workshop

Thank you to those who attended the first community workshop to share information, thoughts, and ideas!  Click here to view or download last Tuesday evening’s presentation.

Lowertown Master Plan

The Lowertown Master Plan process is underway!  Keep visiting for updated information.

Come to the first public meeting!

We want to hear from you!
The first public meeting of the planning process is scheduled.  Please join us.  Come to hear what your neighbors say!  Tell us what you think!

First Public Meeting
Tuesday, November 30
6:30-8:30 PM
Jerome Hill Theater
Main Auditorium, First Floor

180 E 5th St, Saint Paul

Task Force Meeting: November 9, 2010

The Lowertown Task Force met on Tuesday, November 9.  Topics discussed include: focus groups, project vision, and  project goals.