The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, led by the Lt. Governor, has authorized two advisory task forces to review the policies and procedures for changes to existing commemorative works such as civic art, memorials and monuments on the Capitol Grounds and gather input from the public. Learn more and submit input on the Task Force page.
On March 2nd the school received a conditional use permit setback variance for the design of the building at University and Marion. Download the project summary. See variance notice published in early January. Deadline for public comment was late February.
The school and its development team have been reaching out to Marion and Sherburne neighbors directly to provide information and ask for input and answer questions. The next meeting will be prior to construction to provide information and engage community members about implementation activities. For more information contact Peter Musty 612-743-5994 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramsey County and MHealth Fairview have been granted an 18-month variance and conditional use permit to lease the former Bethesda Hospital as a transitional housing and COVID respite for those experiencing homelessness. The site of the former Bethesda Hospital is in the Capitol Area and within the Capitol Heights neighborhood, just one block east of the Rice Street commercial corridor. The CAAPB is the zoning and permitting authority for the site. The variance and conditional use permit were approved at the December 16th CAAPB Board Meeting. View the livestream of the Board Meeting. CAAPB Staff is currently working with co-applicants on satisfying the conditions, including the monthly convening of the Bethesda Good Neighbor Group.*
*Bethesda Good Neighbor Group: A key condition of CAAPB approval was the convening (by CAAPB staff) of a regular monthly check-in attended by Ramsey County, Shelter director, Shelter security, MHealth Fairview representative, Saint Paul Police Department, Capitol Security and a range of stakeholder representatives from the community. Meetings have included updates on status of the shelter, discussion of neighborhood safety issues, public safety statistics, physical improvements, communication and information sharing, and community building opportunities. The group currently meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Download the 5x8 Informational Flyer for printing and distribution or for circulation to neighbors and community networks.