In 2017, the District
2 Staff and Board will begin a major outreach project to start
work on the next 10 year plan for the neighborhood. The purpose
of this plan is to provide a 10-year vision, policy priorities
and strategies to guide growth, investment and development
in the district. It also provides a process for community
engagement to discuss and set priorities for the future of
our area consistent with and assisting to implement the Saint
Paul Comprehensive Plan at the local level.
We want to hear
from all residents, business owners and employees on what
you like about our neighborhood, what you would like to see
improved and what your vision is for the future. We will be
launching a survey by end of March and posting it on this
page. This year outreach and getting to know you will be our
primary project. We are planning pop-up events at area parks
and partnering with organizations in our neighborhood with
already existing events to meet as many of you as possible.
We will add the list of events to the D2 calendar as they
Would you like
to help us to get the word out or collect responses from folks?
Volunteers are needed to help us reach our goals to talk to
as many District 2 folks as possible! Please call Lisa at
the District 2 Office at 651-774-2220 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to help out. Whether you have 1 hour or many, every little
Equity Planning Project
District 2 Staff
will be working to create and Equity Plan for our neighborhood
in the first half of 2017. This project is funded by a Saint
Paul Innovation Fund Grant written by the District 1 (Conway/Battle
Creek/SunRay) Community Council. 6 different neighborhood
organizations are participating in this project to write a
plan that ensures equity for all in everything the council
does from administrative to programming. We all succeed when
all feel welcome and that their voice is heard and valued.
For more information or to help with this project, contact
Lisa at the District 2 Office at 651-774-2220 or via email
Our first step
in this process is to write an Investment Rationale
or our reasoning behind a renewed focus on equity.
2/Greater East side Neighborhood of Saint Paul is home to
over 28000 people. The mission of District 2 per bylaws is
to maintain and/or achieve desirable, livable neighborhoods
within Planning District 2; to plan for the economic physical
and social development of the area; to unite & foster
collaboration of residents and of organizations which serve
in District 2 and to educate residents on matters of common
interest and to foster pride in the area.
has become more diverse culturally and poverty has increased.
Over the past twenty years, District 2 has witnessed dramatic
demographic changes. According to the US Census Bureau, 26%
of the population were people of color in the year 2000. By
the year 2014, that number had grown to 69%. 59% of the population
speak another language other than English with nearly 22%
of the population said to speak English less than very
well. 67% of the householders have moved into the neighborhorhood
since 2000 and 25% living with income below poverty line.
To meet the
needs of the changing population and continue to unite residents
on matters of common interest, District 2 will consistently
apply a cultural diversity and inclusionary lens to its work.
Through the use of this lens, District 2 will engage and serve
all of the different cultural populations of the neighborhood
and achieve the desirable, livable neighborhoods envisioned.
This document is
still in draft form but hopefully will be completed by end
of March with approval by the District 2 Board & the Neighborhood
at the Annual Meeting on April 19.
Again, we would
appreciate your help with this project and your feedback on
the Investment Rationale document and the final plan.