(Writ of Mandamus)
We want to share an important action that Neighbors for a Livable Saint Paul (NLSP) has just taken and ask for your support.
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Construction has begun at the site. The first requests for variances from the original agreement are in, and not surprisingly they urge the City to give them permission to go HIGHER, and put in more buidling while removing open space.
Click on the pdf below to view plans for the building to be constructed at address.
“Building Scale - Buildings shall be scaled to utilize the developable opportunities of the lot, within the minimum and maximum Floor Area Ratio standards for the district. It is expected that as the proportion of lot space used for landscaping, parking, services, or amenities goes up, the height of the building will increase to create an overall sense of massing consistent with the urban, neighborhood context.” (Master Plan, pg. 67)
Highland neighbors group pleads with mayor and Saint Paul City Council to reconsider density at Ford site
“Things have changed,” the letter observes, and as a result the Ford Plan is outdated and unsuited to today’s realities.
If you'd like to listen to a great discussion about how to make Cities Healthy again, give a listen to the NPR blog, subtitled Cities that Heal. Click here (42 mins.)
Ford Master Plan media coverage
The City's Planning Commission public hearing (January 25, 2019).
Here is the PowerPoint presentation of Ford issues to date.
Complete copy of public responses to the Ryan plan effective Jan. 28, 2019
Click here for the entire presentation of the Ford design (10/10) Many of the slides in this presentation are from prior meetings. New slides start at #61. For Video, click here.
Higland District Council Neighbor Survey: People of Highland Park describe what they want their village to be in the future. click here