Neighborhood Updates



District 2 Annual Meeting-Wednesday April 18
Mark Your Calendars!

We invite all residents, business owners and guests of our neighborhood to attend the District 2 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 18. Attendees will hear about the amazing things happening in our neighborhood and have the opportunity to join the board. Elections will be held that night for all quadrants in our neighborhood with one and two year terms available. We encourage anyone who has interest in becoming more involved in the community to consider joining the board. For more information, contact Lisa at the District 2 office at 651-774-2220 or via email at



St Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll

Congratulations Joan Ballanger 2017 Neighbor of the Year

Joan Ballanger will be honored at the 2017 Neighborhood Honor Roll Event at the University of St Thomas on January 23, 2018.  Joan has supported the district council since the early 2000’s.  While taking her daily walks, she often chats with residents asking what areas need improvements or where concerns are and then brings their concerns to the attention of the board. For example, Joan worked hard to collaborate with others to get the crosswalk installed at Furness and Larpenteur.  She has also contacted the city to ensure the broken and sunken sidewalks on her block were replaced.

For more information or to obtain tickets for the event, contact Lisa at the District 2 Office at 651-774-2220.



Hillcrest Golf Course Updates

Hillcrest Golf Course has been a long time part of the District 2 Neighborhood. With the announcement that the property has been placed for sale, many residents, businesses and neighborhood organizations have raised concerns regarding proposals for the use of this property.  Any proposals for the site will have impact on the neighborhood and we believe by being proactive and transparent, we can all come to a solution that will benefit the neighborhood and our residents. Please check back to this page and we will continue to update it as information becomes available. District 2 is also compiling a list of residents’ emails to update first as information becomes available. If you would like to be added to the “Hillcrest List”, email Lisa at

2/16/2018:  As of today, neither District 2 nor the City of St Paul is aware of any purchases or proposals for use of this site. District 2 staff spoke with City staff today and to date they have not launched a planning or zoning study on the site, however are planning to do so in the “not-so-distant future”. Once the owners decide when they plan to sell, the process will begin. Because there is no decision on that timing yet, the process is being delayed.  The City will be in contact with District 2 on any plans for public hearings and/or engagement opportunities related to the site going forward as well as any studies they will be conducting and District 2 will keep this page as well as the “Hillcrest List” updated as further information becomes available.