City Detail

Background Information

City of Saint Paul
County: Ramsey
Population: 302398
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 3000
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Kurt Schultz
City Staff
651-266-6590
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 5 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment File below summarizes completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded to cities who report a minimum number of core metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data for Steps 4&5. Additional city data can be found by reviewing information on B3 Benchmarking and Regional Indicators Initiative.

Assessment File

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 90
1 star actions: 28
2 star actions: 38
3 star actions: 20

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Existing Public Buildings {BP no.1}

1 star - Action 1:

Enter building information into the Minnesota B3 Benchmarking database and routinely enter monthly energy, water use data for all city-owned buildings.

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The City of Saint Paul routinely enters its energy data into Archibus for City owned buildings, and uses that data to determine which buildings are in need of improvements. The City has submitted paperwork to the Weidt Group and Xcel Energy to be part of pilot program take consumption data from Xcel Energy and transfers it automatically into B3. 4/30/16
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The City of Saint Paul is currently working with Xcel Energy to download energy data from 2006 into the City's energy database. We anticipate this data will be directly transferable to the B3 database. Currently there are over 84 sites and 176 meters that are part of the Minnesota B3 Benchmarking database. 9/24/14
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Xcel Energy, State of Minnesota
For more information contact:
Jim Giebel (City staff) | Jim.Giebel@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6138
3 star - Action 2:

Make no/low cost indoor lighting and operational changes in city-owned/school buildings to reduce energy costs.

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• In 2009, the City of Saint Paul received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant along with utility rebates have allowed the City to completed over 100 energy efficiency projects in 60 municipal facilities, reducing its energy use by 30 percent. Case studies were developed for city-owned buildings and parking ramps that underwent energy efficiency retrofits. The majority of the projects have a projected payback period of less than five years
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U.S. Department of Energy, Xcel Energy, District Energy
For more information contact:
Jim Giebel (City staff) | Jim.Giebel@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6138
2 star - Action 3:

Invest in larger energy efficiency projects through performance contracting or other funding or through smaller retro-commissioning/retrofit projects in city-owned/school buildings.

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• In 2009, the City of Saint Paul received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant along with utility rebates have allowed the city to completed over 100 energy efficiency projects in 60 municipal facilities, reducing its energy use by 30 percent. Case studies were developed for city-owned buildings and parking ramps that underwent energy efficiency retrofits. The majority of the projects have a projected payback period of less than five years.
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For more information contact:
Jim Giebel (City staff) | Jim.Giebel@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6138
3 star - Action 4:

Implement information technology efforts and city employee engagement to reduce plug loads, building energy use and workflow efficiency.

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The City has installed The VendingMiser is equipped with an occupancy sensor and a temperature monitor (internal and external). These two components work together to lower energy consumption while ensuring that the products stay cold and the machine stays on when occupants are in the surrounding area. To elaborate, when the surrounding area is unoccupied for 15 minutes, the VendingMiser will turn off the machine for 1-3 hours. It will turn on if someone enters the area or if the products need to be cooled. The City of Saint Paul therefore saved over $3,000 by participating in the bulk purchase program. At the discounted price, the VendingMisers achieved a payback of just over 16 months.

The City’s Information Technology Department has also invested in computer power management systems in City offices. City computers are set up to sleep after idling for a designated period of time. The City is also currently exploring smartboards that can shut down computers after a designated period of time idling.

The City has also worked with students from Macalester college to do a campaign to City staff about turning off monitors, lights, and closing window blinds when not these items are not in use.
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For more information contact:
Jim Giebel (City staff) | Jim.Giebel@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6138
2 star - Action 5:

Document that the new construction or major remodeling of a public building has met the SB 2030 energy standard or has met or qualified under a green building or energy framework.

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Plaques are installed on City-owned buildings that have undergone energy efficiency projects.

All new constructions of city-owned buildings or buildings that receive more than $200,000 in public funding must comply with the Sustainable Saint Paul Building Policy. Projects completed or underway include the Western District Police Station, the Penfield, the West Side Flats, Kendall’s Ace Hardware, Arlington Hills Community Center, Episcopal Homes Nursing Home, Lofts at Farmers Market.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
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MPCA, Minnesota State Energy Sector Partnership/ U.S. Department of Labor, U of M Center for Sustainable Building Research, Xcel Energy, District Energy, The Weidt Group
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530
2 star - Action 6:

Improve the operations & maintenance of city-owned/school buildings and leased buildings by using a customized online energy efficiency tool, asset management tool, green building framework or green lease.

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All buildings under the Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy is monitored by City staff. Building owners are required under the policy to monitor actual energy use for 10 years.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530
3 star - Action 7:

Install for one or more city-owned/school buildings one of the following efficiency measures:

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a. Arlington Hills Community Center has a geothermal system in the building.

b.The City has several buildings that are connected to District Energy St. Paul including the Griffin Building, Central Library and City Hall/Courthouse.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
District Energy St. Paul, Xcel Energy
For more information contact:
Jim Giebel (City staff) | Jim.Giebel@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6138

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

3 star - Action 1:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach/incentive program to promote/achieve residential energy/water use reduction and energy efficiency.

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City continues to promote energy efficiency projects to residents is through its Energy Smart Homes Program. This program began in 2009 thanks to a federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant the city received. In collaboration with Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC), the grant dollars were set up to be revolving loans made available to Saint Paul homeowners as a financing option for those residents who wanted to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. Improvements included furnace replacements, insulation, and air sealing. With a zero percent interest rate, these loans made it more affordable for residents to make sustainable improvements to their homes. The $550,000 federal grant resulted in improvements being made to 143 homes in Saint Paul and leveraged almost $200,000 in private investment.

In 2012, the City awarded a $250,000 Neighborhood STAR grant to NEC to expand the Energy Smart Homes program. To date, $130,000 in STAR funds have been loaned to thirty homeowners who invested $140,000 of their own money to make energy efficient improvements. Because Energy Smart Homes is a revolving loan program, the dollars loaned to homeowners will be paid back and loaned out again and again. In 2014, The City awarded another $250,000 Neighborhood STAR grant to NEC to continue the work.

The City also promotes the Neighborhood Energy Connection programs provided through Xcel Energy, including energy audits at a reduced price for Xcel customer.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530
3 star - Action 4:

Describe energy/water efficiency outcomes and other green building practices at businesses and not-for-profit organizations located within/nearby the city.

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There are several energy efficiency actions and green building practices in the city of Saint Paul. Examples include:
• All buildings required to follow the Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy (www.stpaul.gov/sustainablebuildingpolicy)
• District Energy St. Paul (http://www.districtenergy.com/environment/)
• LEED certified buildings in Saint Paul such as: Karges-Faulconbridge Office Building, Spruce Tree Centre, The Wilder Center, Macalester Institute for Global Citizenship (Platinum), Park Midway Bank, United Family Practice Health Center (http://greenbuildingwire.com/LEED-certified-building-MN)
• St. Paul RiverCentre which has a solar hot water system (http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/sustainability)
• Science Museum, which has solar installations and a heat-recovery system (http://www.smm.org/sciencehouse/about)
• J&J Distributing (http://www.jjdst.com/produce/)
• Garden Fresh Farms (http://gardenfreshfarms.com/)
And many more.
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For more information contact:
Jim Giebel (City staff) | Jim.Giebel@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6138
2 star - Action 5:

Conserve/protect drinking/groundwater resources by creating a water-wise landscaping ordinance/guidance, WaterSense purchasing program, or guidance on rainwater harvesting and home water softener use.

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There are several energy efficiency actions and green building practices in the city of Saint Paul. Examples include:
•All buildings required to follow the Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy (www.stpaul.gov/sustainablebuildingpolicy)
•District Energy St. Paul (http://www.districtenergy.com/environment/)
•LEED certified buildings in Saint Paul such as: Karges-Faulconbridge Office Building, Spruce Tree Centre, The Wilder Center, Macalester Institute for Global Citizenship (Platinum), Park Midway Bank, United Family Practice Health Center (http://greenbuildingwire.com/LEED-certified-building-MN)
•St. Paul RiverCentre which has a solar hot water system (http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/sustainability)
•Science Museum, which has solar installations and a heat-recovery system (http://www.smm.org/sciencehouse/about)
•J&J Distributing (http://www.jjdst.com/produce/)
•Garden Fresh Farms (http://gardenfreshfarms.com/)
And many more.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 7:

Customize a model sustainable building renovation policy that includes the SB 2030 energy standard and adopt the language to govern private renovation projects that:

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The Saint Sustainable Building Policy becomes in effect for buildings where there’s added footprint (square footage) and a new HVAC system.

Kurt Schultz
www.stpaul.gov/sustainablebuildingpolicy
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530

New Green Buildings {BP no.3}

2 star - Action 1:

Require by city policy that new city-owned buildings be built using the SB 2030 energy standard and/or a green building framework.

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The Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy was adopted by Mayor Chris Coleman and the City Council and became effective July 1, 2010. It applies to new city-owned buildings and all privately developed new construction projects receiving more than $200,000 in public funding. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted Saint Paul funds to develop this policy, with the intent of creating a model policy that other cities and counties could adopt.
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City of Saint Paul, MPCA, MN State Energy Sector Partnership, US Dept. of Labor, U of M Center for Sustainable Building Research, Xcel Energy/District Energy/The Weidt Group
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530
3 star - Action 3:

Adopt a sustainable building policy for private buildings; include the SB 2030 energy standard; adopt language governing new development projects that:

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Year action initially completed: 2010
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a. The Sustainable Building Policy is effective for building projects that receive more than $200,000 of public funds.
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Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530
2 star - Action 4:

Provide a financial or other incentive to private parties who build new buildings that utilize the SB 2030 energy standard and/or a green building framework.

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Technical assistance from City staff is available for green building. The City also has a Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy Guidebook available online. The City’s website also contains a list of resources available to private parties.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | Kurt.Schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6530

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

1 star - Action 1:

Require energy efficient, Dark-Sky compliant new or replacement outdoor lighting fixtures on city-owned/private buildings and facilities.

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The City does not require Dark-Sky compliant fixtures, however, they are considered when replacements are needed. The City has been installing LED fixtures in most of our newest installations but have not adopted this as a defined policy. We have replaced 1,500 fixtures with both state and federal funding, as well as City contributions. We are replacing between 500 and 800 more fixtures in high speed/high volume roadway areas this year.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 2:

Purchase LEDs for all future street lighting and traffic signals.

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All street lights have been converted to LED EnergyStar compliant lights. New traffic signals are LED. The City doe snot require Dark-sky compliance but considers it when replacements are needed. The lights on the City's current contract are energy star rated.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
Pending - Action 3:

Replace the city's existing street lighting with Dark Sky-compliant LEDs, modifying any city franchise/utility agreement and adding smart grid attributes.

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There have been discussions along the line of facilitating rapid replacement of inefficient street lighting with Dark Sky-compliant LEDs, modifying any city franchise/utility agreement and adding smart grid attributes, but no decisions have been made. Utility has recently offered Rebate incentives that are independent of the franchise agreement that will act as an incentive.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 4:

Coordinate traffic signals and/or optimize signal timing so as minimize car idling at intersections yet maintain safe and publicly acceptable vehicle speeds.

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Our City engineers coordinate traffic signals and/or optimize signal timing so as minimize car idling at intersections yet maintain safe and publicly acceptable vehicle speeds.
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For more information contact:
Mark Huonder (City staff) | mhuonder@ci.woodbury.mn.us | 651-714-3535
2 star - Action 5:

Use LED/solar-powered lighting for a flashing sign or in a street, parking lot or park project.

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About 50% of the City's parking meters are solar-powered about 50%

City parking lots have high efficiency lights

Some of the City's Dynamic Speed Display Signs are LED/solar powered.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 6:

Relamp/improve exterior building lighting for city-owned buildings/facilities with energy efficient, Dark-Sky compliant lighting.

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Parking ramps lights have been replaced high pressure sodium lighting with fluorescent.

At the Science Museum and RiverCentre ramps, there are automatic dimming lighting.

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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 8:

Replace the city's existing traffic signals with LEDs.

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All Greens, Reds, and Don’t Walks lights have been replaced with LEDs; many of the other indications are done or are in a conversion stage. All new installations are LEDs.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Land Use Land Use

Comprehensive, Climate and Energy Plans {BP no.6}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a comprehensive plan or (for Category B & C cities) adopt a future land use plan that was adopted by the county or a regional entity.

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The Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan includes six citywide subject-based plans – Land Use, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Housing, Historic Preservation, and Water Resources Management– as well as other adopted citywide plans and plans focusing on specific areas of the city. They include the Central Corridor Development Strategy and the Saint Paul Downtown Development Strategy, as well as small area plans, district plans, and special focus plans.

The Comprehensive Plan completed the adoption process on February 24, 2010.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 2:

Demonstrate that regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making.

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The City of Saint Paul utilizes its Comprehensive Plan as the guiding document for zoning codes. The text portion of Saint Paul’s zoning code is found in Title VIII (Chapters 60-69) of the City’s Legislative Code.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 3:

Include requirements in comprehensive and/or other plans for intergovernmental coordination addressing regional land use and watershed / wellhead impacts, infrastructure, transportation, economic development and city/regional services.

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The City works closely with Ramsey County, the watershed management organizations and districts, and others to ensure the highest possible water quality in the city’s lakes, streams, and the Mississippi River.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 4:

Include ecological provisions in the comprehensive plan that explicitly aim to minimize open space fragmentation and/or establish a growth area with expansion criteria.

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The Parks and Recreation section of the City’s Comprehensive Plan speaks specifically to open spaces and natural-resources protection. The exact language says:
3.10. Pursue opportunities and partnerships to acquire land specifically for
open space and natural-resource protection, especially:
• Areas containing species included on the State or Federal list of
endangered or threatened species;
• Areas representing significant landforms, native plant
communities, or sensitive habitat;
• Areas that connect existing components of the open-space
network; and
• Areas adjacent to existing parkland/open space.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt climate mitigation and/or energy independence goals and objectives in the comprehensive plan or in a separate policy document, and include transportation recommendations such as becoming an EV-ready city.

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The City’s Climate protection/adaptation goals and objectives are embedded in all sections of the comprehensive plan.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

2 star - Action 1:

Limit barriers to higher density housing by including in the city zoning ordinance and zoning map:

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Saint Paul City Ordinance 66.231 allows for single family development of up to 7.2 units/acre in areas zoned as R3, and up to 8.7 units/acre in areas zoned as R4. There are also higher density multi-family residential and mixed use districts throughout the city.
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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536

Transportation Transportation

Living Streets {BP no.11}

3 star - Action 1:

Adopt a complete streets policy, or a living streets policy, which addresses landscaping and stormwater.

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The City was awarded a TIGER II planning grant from the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) to develop a Complete Streets Plan that focuses on creating tools to implement the complete streets policies the City passed as part of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan.
Street Design Manual
The City of Saint Paul is currently developing a Street Design Manual to illustrate street design best practices and to implement adopted complete streets policies. Complete streets policies require that the needs of all street users, of all ages and abilities, be considered in the process of street design. This is the first Street Design Manual for the City and is intended to help streamline the City’s internal street design processes by developing a toolbox for street design and by providing a clear framework for street design processes. The draft Street Design Manual is available here for view.

Several pilot street design workshops were completed in 2013 as part of the Street Design Manual project. Projects were selected from identified in completed citywide or neighborhood plans and studies. The workshops focused on a particular street, intersection, or area, and resulting in a preliminary design with prioritized street improvements. The goals of the pilot projects are to test the Street Design Manual in a workshop setting to create an opportunity to refine it before it is finalized, and to advance complete streets design in a variety of locations throughout the city.
The complete draft Street Design Manual was introduced to the Transportation Committee on July 14, 2014. The draft manual will continue to be edited until it is released for public comment and a public hearing date is set by Planning Commission.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 3:

Modify a street in compliance with the city's complete streets policy.

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Alongside the development of the Green Line light rail, connecting downtown Saint Paul to downtown Minneapolis, is a stormwater management effort between the City of Saint Paul, CRWD, Ramsey County and the Central Corridor. This partnership demonstrates effective stormwater management incorporated into urban environments despite its complexity. The project includes an integrated tree trench system that contains stormwater planters, rain gardens, and infiltration trenches, which are rock-filled trenches built under curbs and boulevards. Storm water runoff is stored in the voids of the rock-filled trenches and slowly infiltrates through the bottom and into the soil, increasing groundwater recharge. Pollution is also filtered through the soil through this process. In addition, the stormwater planters and rain gardens along the Green Lines are strategically installed to capture and filter water runoff that is currently untreated and flows to the Mississippi River. These visible stormwater enhancements serve as a reminder of the importance of stormwater quality, and an attractive practice to follow.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 4:

Identify, prioritize and remedy complete streets gaps and lack of connectivity/safety within your road network by, for example, adding a bike route/lane, truck route, sidewalk or mid-block alley.

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The City’s current draft Bikeways Plan and the Complete Street Plans both identify where transportation connectivity gaps are in the City’s streets, road network, bikeways and walkways. In October 2014, the Mayor and City Council of Saint Paul has approved the dedicated of $42.5 million in investments to jumpstart key projects across the city, known as the 8-80 Vitality Fund. A significant portion of this funding is going to improve roads, bikeways and green spaces.
More information on the Complete Streets can be found at http://www.stpaul.gov/completestreets
More information on the draft Bikeways Plan can be found at: www.stpaul.gov/bikeplan
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 5:

Identify and remedy street-trail gaps between city streets and off-road trails/bike trails to better facilitate walking and biking.

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The City currently has a draft Bikeways Plan that identifies street-trail gaps between City streets and off-road trains/bike trails. The City recently approved for 2015, $8 million towards reconstructing Jackson Street and completing the first phase of the downtown bike loop, and $13.2 million toward completing the Grand Round – including road reconstruction and bike pathways along Wheelock Parkway and additional bike pathways along Johnson Parkway and Pelham Boulevard.
The Bikeways Plan is intended to guide future biking and walking infrastructure improvements.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 6:

Implement traffic calming policy/measures, including lane conversions (road diets), roundabouts, shared space and depaving, in at least one street redevelopment project.

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The City has numerous traffic calming measures in place which includes: roadway bump outs, painting crosswalks, boulevard trees; intersection marking, medians, curvier roads; and stripping crosswalks.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

2 star - Action 1:

Increase walking, biking and transit use by one or more of the following means:

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a. The City produces and publishes a variety of biking, pedestrian and transit maps on its website. The City also links to Metro Transit, where residents can find information on busing in the metropolitan area. The City also has a list of transportation resources, including nonprofit or business organizations in Saint Paul with a transportation focus. All the library and park and recreation centers in the city also hosts information about busing and biking, which visitors of those centers can take.
The maps can be found in several locations including:
http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=1212
www.stpaul.gov/bikeplan
http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=1546

b.One of the goals of the City of Saint Paul’s Comprehensive Plan is to create public bicycle parking facilities to increase bicycling citywide. To meet that goal, the Department of Public Works offers the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program. In 2014, the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program will dedicate $10,000 received from Transit for Livable Communities to installing approved bike racks on public right of way in front of local businesses and organizations upon request at no cost. In return, the applicant agrees to provide snow removal to maintain access to the bike racks during the winter.

To be eligible for the program, the business or organization must be located in the City of Saint Paul, and must be able to demonstrate a lack of space feasible for bike rack installation. Also, all bike rack installations must meet all applicable accessibility and construction standards.

For details about the bike rack program, including eligibility requirements, responsibilities, and restrictions, read the Neighborhood Bike Rack Program Guide.

The Neighborhood Bike Rack Program is new in 2014. Prior to that, the City had a 50/50 Bike Rack Share Program where businesses and the City could collectively finance for a bike rack. In 2014, 75 meter hitches were installed to increase biking parking in downtown.

More at: http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=5257

c. In 2014, Metro Transit added Bus route 83 that runs north and south through Saint Paul along Lexington Parkway. Metro Transit is improving four of downtown St. Paul’s main bus boarding areas, located at Cedar Street and 5th Street, 5th Street and Minnesota Street, 6th Street and Cedar Street and Minnesota and 6th Street. The City continues to be an advocate for mass transportation.

d.The City partners with St. Paul Smart Trips to promote alternative commuting options for workers in Saint Paul, specifically in the downtown area. St. Paul Smart Trips is able to offer employers various benefits for promoting alternative commuting options to their employees. See more at: http://www.smart-trips.org/

e.The City partners with St. Paul Smart Trips to promote alternative commuting options for workers in Saint Paul, specifically in the downtown area. St. Paul Smart Trips is able to offer employers various benefits for promoting alternative commuting options to their employees. See more at: http://www.smart-trips.org/
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 2:

Conduct an Active Living campaign such as a Safe Routes to School program.

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The City’s Comprehensive Plan includes a goal to provide safe citywide connections to schools, libraries, parks, and recreation centers, with improved crossings and comfortable pedestrian environments at high demand destinations .

The City of Saint Paul, in cooperation with Saint Paul Public Schools, actively pursue and implement Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for various projects to emphasize walking and bicycling as a safe and viable way to get children to neighborhood schools.

Sprocket’s, Saint Paul’s out-of-school-time network, is also working actively to help youth-serving organizations alleviate transportation barriers by enhancing transportation options to and from various youth sites.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 3:

Prominently identify mobility options: transit; paratransit/Dial-A-Ride; ridesharing/cab services; rental cars; bikes; airports.

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The City maintains a section of the web site that outlines bus and mobility options for the community, including printable brochures, route maps, and riders guide information.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 4:

Promote carpooling or ridesharing among community members, city employees, businesses, high schools and institutions of higher education.

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The City partners with St. Paul Smart Trips to promote alternative commuting options for workers in Saint Paul, specifically in the downtown area. St. Paul Smart Trips is able to offer employers various benefits for promoting alternative commuting options to their employees.

The City also has a vehicle fleet available for eligible employees who may not drive to work to use if needed.

Car2Go (https://www.car2go.com/en/minneapolis/) and HOURCAR (http://www.hourcar.org/), two car sharing programs, also operate in the city of Saint Paul, giving the Saint Paul community more transportation options.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 5:

Implement workplace multi-modal transportation best management practices - including telework/flexwork - in city government, businesses or at a local health care provider.

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The City of Saint Paul has a telework policy in place that allows employees and their supervisors to explore telecommuting as an option.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 6:

Add/expand transit service, or promote car/bike sharing.

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In addition to Car2Go and HOURCAR, the City has continues to support the expansion of the Nice Ride bicycle sharing programing in Saint Paul. In 2013, three new stations were added in the city at St. Thomas University, and at the intersection of Summit Ave. and Mississippi River Blvd. and Cleveland Ave. and Highland Pkwy.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Efficient City Fleets {BP no.13}

1 star - Action 1:

Efficiently use your existing fleet of city vehicles by encouraging trip bundling, video conferencing, carpooling, vehicle sharing and incentives/technology.

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The City currently has electric and alternative fueled units now that are used in various ways, including staff usage for city-approved work-related trips. The City remains open to expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles if the units meet the operational need. The City’s Municipal Equipment Division continually looks for and researches the best fuel and drive system for all equipment types, including ethanol, biodiesel and electric.

The City also works with St. Paul Smart Trips to encourage employees carpooling to work or taking mass transit. Incentives, such as a discount parking passes, are provided for carpoolers.
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2 star - Action 2:

Right-size/down-size the city fleet with the most fuel-efficient vehicles that are of an optimal size and capacity for their intended functions.

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The City of Saint Paul has and will continue to evaluate fleet makeup in order to meet operational needs with the fewest units possible. We have several multi-use units (hook trucks) which help reduce fleet size and we are experimenting with new mid-duty plow/patch trucks which are smaller and more fuel efficient than the current trucks in service.
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2 star - Action 3:

Phase-in operational changes, equipment changes including electric vehicles, and no-idling practices for city or local transit fleets.

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The City of Saint Paul has a no idling policy and several of the large trucks do have idle shut down systems installed. The City continues to evaluate electric and other drive systems which may be added to the four electric drive vehicles which have been placed into service since over the past four years.
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2 star - Action 4:

Phase in bike, e-bike, foot or horseback modes for police, inspectors and other city staff.

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Saint Paul Police Department has a bike, foot and horseback unit.
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3 star - Action 5:

Document that the local school bus fleet has optimized routes, start times, boundaries, vehicle efficiency and fuels, driver actions to cut costs including idling reduction, and shifting students from the bus to walking, biking and city transit.

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Saint Paul now has a fleet of 66 school buses that run on propane instead of diesel. These vehicles emit 60% fewer carbon monoxide emissions, and heat up faster than buses that run on diesel, which is better for drivers and students in the wintertime.
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2 star - Action 6:

Retrofit city diesel engines or install auxiliary power units and/or electrified parking spaces, utilizing Project GreenFleet or the like.

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The City of Saint Paul has worked with Project GreenFleet and Donaldson in order to retrofit trucks with DOC units in order to reduce particulate emissions.
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Environmental Management Environmental Management

Sustainable Purchasing {BP no.15}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a sustainable purchasing policy or administrative guidelines/practices directing that the city purchase at least:

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The City of Saint Paul purchases paper containing at least 30% post-consumer recycled content whenever practicable.

The City leases its computers (both desktops and laptops). All of the computers are Energy Star compliant. In addition, all of the laptops are EPEAT™ Gold (US only), ENERGY STAR® 6.1, GREENGUARD®, and RoHS-compliant.
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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536
2 star - Action 7:

Lower the environmental footprint of meetings and events in the city.

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The Saint Paul City Council is paperless. The agendas and Council files are all available on the Web. Councilmembers use iPads to review the files during the meeting. Using the iPad greatly reduces costs since most agendas, including the documents attached to files, are over 1000 pages when printed.

All events held at public facilities in Saint Paul are required by Ordinance 13-62 to have recycling and are encouraged to collect organics for recycling.
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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536

Community Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

3 star - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

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Saint Paul has been a certified as a Tree City USA for 33 years. The Forestry Unit of Parks and Recreation is responsible for over 500,000 public property trees throughout the city, 130,000 on street rights-of-way alone. As part of this responsibility, Forestry deals with all boulevard and park tree inventory, planting, maintenance and removal, trimming, storm clean up, wood recycling, disease monitoring, education and outreach.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 2:

Adopt best practices for urban tree planting/quality; require them in private developments and/or use them in at least one development project.

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Saint Paul uses a number of strategies to fund annual tree planting, including a regular annual CIB Citywide tree planting budget of over $300,000; an Emerald Ash Borer Management Program that replants a minumum 1:1 for every ash tree removed; replanting as a part of public works and other parks reconstruction projects; thousands of smaller seedlings/sapplings planted as part of park restoration projects; and annual outreach partnership planting projects--some on private property--using innovative gravel bed tree stock. Best planting practices are used in all cases, for example, from the use of tree growth tubes in planting sapplings for restoration projects, to the construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail Green Line where 1000 new trees were planted in an innovative tree trench using C.U. Structural Soil that doubles as storm water quality/infiltration green infrastructure.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 3:

Budget for and achieve resilient urban canopy/tree planting goals.

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In 2010, the University of Minnesota Spatial Analysis Laboratory performed a land cover classification for the City of Saint Paul defining tree canopy, impervious surface, buildings, water, grass and bare soil.
Highlights
• Tree canopy cover in 2010: 32.5% of the total land area of Saint Paul
• 66.2% of Saint Paul is suitable for tree canopy cover
The Tree Canopy Study revealed that residential, single-family parcels offer the greatest area for increased canopy cover. As a result, The City has worked with partnering agencies and community volunteers when possible to increase planting on private property, especially is areas with the lowest canopy percentage, e.g., Frogtown. Overall, it is projected that Saint Paul will spend over $700,000 on tree planting in 2014 using various funding sources.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 4:

Maximize tree planting along your main downtown street or throughout the city.

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Saint Paul’s urban forest is planted is by the city, with the help of hired contractors, and city residents. While the City of Saint Paul is responsible for public spaces tree planting, the residents of Saint Paul are encouraged to add to and maintain our beautiful urban forest on private property. However, if residents are interested in planting a tree on the public boulevard or on their property, a residential tree planting guide has been developed to assist in the decision-making process along with a permit process for the boulevard space.

The City also has a Street and Park Tree Master Plan available online that allows the City of Saint Paul and its residents to plan for and maintain a diverse and vital urban forest. This document outlines the goals, strategies, and criteria that will help guide planning and management decisions through the use of established best management practices and innovative approaches.

It is the intention of the Street and Park Tree Master Plan to be used as a comprehensive guide by city staff, public and private developers, and property owners for the selection, placement, and proper maintenance of trees in parklands and along major transportation corridors, thoroughfares, and residential streets within the city. The information found within this document is also intended to assist homeowners with the selection of trees for their own properties.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

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Saint Paul has Chapter 176 for the Preservation and Protection of Trees in the public realm and Ordinance, Section 67.20 regarding for protection of private property trees in the Tree Preservation Overlay District (the Highwood area of the city).
Nuisance ordinance has been modified to allow native vegetation where appropriate and under specified conditions.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 6:

Build community capacity to protect existing trees by one or more of:

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Saint Paul Foresty has employees who work on outreach to increase tree planting in neighborhoods, especially where canaopy has been deficient. Examples are efforts working with the community of Frog Town, "Tree Frogs" to increase tree planting on private property.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

Pending - Action 1:

Adopt and use Minnesota's Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS).

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Adopting and using Minnesota's Minimal Impact Design Standards is under consideration for the City's 2015 ordinance review.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 2:

Complete the GreenStep Municipal Stormwater Management Assessment.

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The City of Saint Paul received the Blue Star Award in 2010. We were on the leadership board at the time.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 3:

Adopt by ordinance one or more of the following stormwater infiltration/management strategies:

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a. The City of Saint Paul allows narrower street provisions that permits constructin of 22- or 24- foot road with consent by the City's Director of Public Works so long as it is consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan (Sec. 69.501. – Streets).
b. CRWD & RWMWD has a 1” volume control standard. MWMO is adopting the MIDS standard. The City's ordinance requires compliance with the states NPDES construction permit which has a ½” volume standard.
c. The City has a rate control standard limits discharge to 1.64 cfs per acre for sites over one-fourth acre.
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1 star - Action 4:

Create a stormwater utility that uses variable fees to incentivize stormwater infiltration, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners.

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The City has created a stormwater utility that uses variable fees to incentivize enhanced stormwater management, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners. For details see: http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=75
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt and implement guidelines or design standards/incentives for at least one of the following stormwater infiltration/reuse practices:

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The City of Saint Paul's Sustainable Building Policy requires stormwater infiltration. Furthermore, CRWD, RWMWD and MWMO offer grants for these practices. LWMO participates in the Blue Thumb program. The Ramsey Conservation District provides rain garden design assistance to Saint Paul Residents. A pervious/permeable pavement project is also in place at Hamline library. Tracking performance of the permeable pavement is part of the project.

Section 69.319 of the Saint Paul Ordiannce also guides parking lot stormwater landscaping work.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
Not rated - Action 6:

Reduce de-icing and dust suppressant salt use to prevent permanent surfacewater and groundwater pollution.

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The City has adopted an erosion and sediment control provision as well as requirements for permanent stormwater treatment. See Chapter 52 of the Ordinance.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

2 star - Action 1:

Make improvements within your city's system of parks, offroad trails and open spaces.

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(Design) LRT, Ayd Mill Rd and other trails, Raymond Rd. area for Grand Rounds, Frogtown new park search area - Wilder site acquired, Master Plan begun, Victoria Park area - land acquired, rec center for NE corner of City. Bike/ped trails across the City as outlined in System Plan, p. 13, Trout Brook Reg. Trail, acquisition and development has begun. Great River Passage Master Plan system of 17 miles and 3500 acres of parks and trails along Mississippi River passed, implementation begun with an Interpretive Plan process. Grand Round parkway design process to begin. Implementation for part or all of the Wheelock and Johnson Parkway sections of Grand Round planned. Nice Ride bicycle lease racks in parks, electric vehicle charging stations, solar power installations (?) at various locations.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for a network of parks, green spaces, water features and trails for areas where new development is planned.

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(Design) Working on priority areas of former Ford plant - planning various scenarios, Light Rail Transit, acquisition and planning for Frogtown Farms, Victoria, Great River Passage, design for Grand Round parkway and trail system to begin, as outlined in the Parks and Recreation System Plan. System Plan goals include More Relevant, More Connected, and More Sustainable. Based on the Vision Plan goals to foster Active Lifesyles, Vibrant Places, and A Vital Environment. Biannual Capital Improvement Budget, combined with regional park CIP and Legacy Amendment funding, plus other grant sources (FHWA, EPA, PCA, etc.) to fund acquisitions and improvements.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 3:

Achieve minimum levels of city green space and maximize the percent within a ten-minute walk of community members.

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Saint Paul has 1 of the highest per capita acreages of parks and trails in the country, with an average distance of 6 blocks, or 1/2 mile to a park from each residence. Working to fill gaps noted above. Saint Paul's park system comprises approximately 3,973 acres.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 4:

Adopt low-impact design standards in parks and trails that infiltrate or retain all 2 inch, 24-hour stormwater events on site.

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Lowertown Ballpark reuse of stormwater for infiltration, irrigation and gray water use. Stormwater detention ponds planned and implemented throughout City park system. Research and design using structural soils and also Stockholm tree planting and stormwater infiltration method.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 5:

Create park/city land management standards/practices that maximize at least one of the following:

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Planning and implementation of restored natural areas in many parks, include regional parks which are natural resource based, removal of invasives and planting of appropriate native species. Operations/Parks Maintenance is also experimenting with a clover seed mix which is intended for high activity areas and is supposed to be lower maintenance.
Recyling is implemented in all regularly staff Parks & Recreation facilities. Operations/Parks Maintenence is also recycling at all events and large picnics. All Regional Parks and seasonal picnic facilities have recycling containers and most neighborhood parks have recycling. There are also recycling containers throughout our trail system.
(Design) Como golf course, other golf courses?
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
3 star - Action 7:

Document that the operation and maintenance, or construction / remodeling, of at least one park building used an asset management tool, the SB 2030 energy standard, or a green building framework.

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Arlington Hills Community Center, Palace Recreation Center, Lowertown Ballpark - all recently completed, or in progress. All use the state's B3 - Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond standards, which address Performance Management, Site and Water, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Waste reviews.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 8:

Develop a program to involve community members in hands-on land restoration, invasive species management and stewardship projects.

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Operations/Natural Resources has had an ongoing Volunteerm program for four years that has steadily improved and expanded its outreach. Curently, Volunteer Resources and Environmental Services are currently in the process of developing the EcoStewards volunteer program, which will be piloted in the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom in Como Regional Park in 2015. EcoSteward volunteers will adopt natural areas to help with habitat restoration and develop their own interests and knowledge while increasing their feeling of ownership of their park.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Surface Water {BP no.19}

1 star - Action 2:

Conduct or support multi-party community conversations, assessments, plans around improving local water quality and quantity.

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The Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) provides a quarterly newsletter, Customer Service Connections, for customers. SPRWS also provides frequent water conservation educational materials to its customers.

The City also has a Water Resource Working Group, and inter-departmental team to collaborate and provide guidance on city's water resource management programs. The group meets regularly.

The City has also sent its Water Resource Coordinator to national conferences around water management practices.

The Comprehensive Plan Water Chapter is itself a public information document that summarizes water issues and policy directions. It is not a technical document. Public education is one of its four purposes (p. W1; also p. W8, W12-13, W16-17.)
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 3:

Adopt and report on measurable, publicly announced surface water improvement targets for water bodies, including the percent of lake, river, wetland and ditch shoreline with at least a 50-foot vegetation buffer.

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The City is working with partners, including CRWD, Roseville and Falcon Heights to implement the Como Lake TMDL Implementation plan.

LMRWMO WRAPS project, which includes Pickerel lake, was approved by the EPA in 2014. This project had an extensive stakeholder involvement process.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a shoreland ordinance for all river and lake shoreland areas; reduce flooding and costs through The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.

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The City's critical area rules (Chapter 68) protects river but no shoreland ordinance for lakes. The City's Comprehensive Plan Water Chapter (p. W23, Policy 2.20) explains why City hasn’t adopted a shoreline ordinance. Furthermore, the Park & Rec Plan seeks to establish an individual plan to protect the water quality of each water body in a City park. (p. PR18, Policy 3.11)
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt goals to revegetate shoreland and create a local program or outreach effort to help property owners with revegetation.

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Shoreland restorations have been implemented on Como Lake and Phalen Lake. Also at ponds in Phalen Golf Course and all the City golf courses.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 6:

Implement an existing TMDL implementation plan.

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Implementation details:
The City is working with partners including CRWD, Roseville and Falcon Heights to implement the Como Lake TMDL Implementation plan.
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Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

1 star - Action 3:

Establish an on-going budget and program for decreasing inflow and infiltration into sewer lines and losses in drinking water systems.

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The City has established an on-going budget and program for decreasing inflow and infiltration into sewer lines and losses in drinking water systems. Please see the City's Comprehensive Plan Water Chapter, p. W30 on I&I.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 6:

Implement a wastewater plant efficiency project (co-generation, water reuse) or a program for local private business operations (water conservation, water reuse, business co-location).

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The City's Comprehensive Plan Water Chapter has policies on gray water, rain barrels, drip irrigation, and “lost water”. (pp. W9-W10)
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Septic Systems {BP no.21}

1 star - Action 4:

Adopt a subsurface sewage treatment system ordinance based on the Association of Minnesota Counties' model ordinance.

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Chapter 50 of the City's Ordinance addresses individual Sewage Treatment Systems – It is in compliance with MN Rules Ch 7080.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Sustainable Consumption and Waste {BP no.22}

2 star - Action 1:

Improve city operations and procurement to prevent and reuse, recycle and compost waste from all public facilities (including libraries, parks, schools, municipal health care facilities), and minimize use of toxics and generation of hazardous waste.

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In March, 2014, the City of Saint Paul established solid waste diversion goals for the city. In an effort to reinvigorate participation, educate the community about
all opportunities to reduce waste, recycle more and divert organic materials from the waste stream the City of
Saint Paul establishes an overall residential waste diversion goal of:
• 35% by 2016
• 50% by 2020,
• 65% by 2025, and
• 80% by 2030.

In addition, in order to reach the newly established goals the City will:
• Ensure all residents have convenient access to recycle a broad range of materials where they
live;
• Ensure recycling requirements are being met at events, parades, races and public assemblies;
• Improve opportunities to reduce waste;
• Improve opportunities to reuse and recycle bulky items such as appliances, e-waste, and
construction debris in an environmentally preferable manner;
• Increase significantly opportunities to divert organic materials from the waste stream, including
moving toward collection of organic material by 2017;
• Increase public space recycling opportunities within parks, right of ways, athletic complexes,
entertainment centers and sporting venues;
• Support efforts to address extended producer responsibility;
• Ensure diversion requirements are being met for construction, demolition and deconstruction
project;
• Support and encourage waste diversion initiatives within the commercial sector.

See the full resolution at:
https://stpaul.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1685118&GUID=7AA236BF-7A51-465C-B514-B2DA2B7A8FCB
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
Not rated - Action 2:

Address concerns over consumer products and packaging through encouragement/implementation of one or more of:

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In the last two years, the City of Saint Paul has increased opportunities to recycle away from home by adding additional recycling bins to park and recreation buildings, as well as libraries. The number of recycling bins the City has put on the public right of way has also increased.

In winter of 2013, the City also participated in the Recycling Association of MN’s Recycle Your Holidays program. Over 340 pounds were collected from City employees.

In Spring 2014, Ramsey County started accepting source-separated organics (SSO) at their four yard waste sites within Saint Paul. Macalester Groveland Community Council (MGCC) also hosted a SSO drop off location with 24 hour access.

While this is available to residents, city employees have been able to take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of SSO after hosting Zero or low waste event.

Furthermore, the Dept. of Public Works has issued a 100% PC recycled content copier paper directive and a green meeting and gathering directive.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 3:

Improve profitability, legal compliance and conserve resources through adoption of ordinance language, licensing and resource management contracts.

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Saint Paul Public School District and charter schools manages reduction/recycling programs for public schools. Private schools manage their own waste.
Recycling opportunities at municipal facilities including, but not limited to: libraries, fire stations, municipal athletic complexes, regional and neighborhood parks, recreation centers, operations facilities/complexes, pools and golf courses are managed by multiple departments and divisions. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory manages their solid waste and recycling separately. Most of these facilities have centralized containers and/or hub centers for staff to bring recyclables. Materials are collected by Eureka Recycling from the centralized containers or hub centers. Currently we do not have good documentation of separate weights for materials coming out of these facilities.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 4:

Publicize, promote and use the varied businesses/services collecting and marketing used, repaired and rental consumer goods, especially electronics, in the city/county.

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The City continues to promote recycling, composting and reuse opportunities in Saint Paul. Examples include promoting Recycle Your Holidays, local recycling drop offs, Fix-it Clinics, Twin Cities Market, Ramsey County A to Z recycling Guide and Reuse & Donations Guide and more.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 5:

Arrange for a residential and/or business/institutional source-separated organics collection/management program.

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In Spring 2014, Ramsey County started accepting source-separated organics at four yard waste sites Located in Saint Paul. The City promotes the use of these sites on the City web site and through social media. The City currently financially supports the MGCC drop off site. This has increased opportunities for organics recycling in Saint Paul.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 6:

Improve recycling services and expand to multi-unit housing and commercial businesses.

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Saint Paul City Code Chapter 357, Section 357.09 mandates recycling. Multi-unit residential recycling collection is contracted with Eureka Recycling.

Furthermore, the City of Saint Paul has an open hauling trash collection system also known as “subscription service”. This means that waste generators (i.e., residents and business owners) contract directly with a waste hauler of their choice. The City of Saint Paul does license trash haulers and provides a list of licensed providers but does not provide or administer garbage collection services.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 7:

Improve/organize residential trash, recycling and organics collection by private and/or public operations and offer significant volume-based pricing on residential garbage and/or incentives for recycling.

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Saint Paul City Code 357 Section 357.05 c)
Schedule of charges. Each licensee shall submit to the inspector a schedule of advertised charges in connection with his operation or service at the time of the application for license.

Charges for mixed municipal solid waste services provided after July 1, 1991, must be submitted on a form provided by the inspector and based on the number of mixed municipal solid waste containers serviced by the licensee. Volume-based rates must be offered which limit the total amount of mixed municipal solid waste to be collected and shall be in proportion to the amount or weight of mixed municipal solid waste collected and shall differ significantly and incrementally one from another. At a minimum, volume-based rates must be offered for three (3) levels of single-family through four-plex residential service. The levels of service are for one (1), two (2) and three (3) containers of mixed municipal solid waste. Refuse haulers must provide written notice to their customers at least twice yearly of their volume-based rate structure and must provide information on their volume-based rate structure to new customers, including those acquired from other refuse haulers.

The County Environmental Charge (CEC) is a fee billed by licensed haulers to their customers in Ramsey County. The fee is based on the amount of trash each customer produces. Because the CEC applies to trash and not recyclables, the CEC acts to reduce waste by getting people to recycle and compost more.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
1 star - Action 8:

Adopt a construction and demolition ordinance governing demolition permits that requires a level of recycling and reuse for building materials and soil/land-clearing debris.

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The City’s Ordinance 01 74 19 covers general requirements for construction or demolition waste management and disposal. The City also has a construction or demolition waste management plan form that accompanies every spec sheet for projects.
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Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Benchmarks and Community Engagement {BP no.24}

2 star - Action 1:

Use a city commission, or committee to lead, coordinate, and report to and engage community members on implementation of sustainability best practices.

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The City has a Sustainable Saint Paul team, which meets monthly to discuss sustainability efforts. Members include staff from the following departments/offices: the Mayor’s Office, Planning and Economic Development, Office of Technology and Communications, Public Works, Office of Financial Services, Parks and Recreation, Department of Safety and Inspections, and more.

The City publishes a quarterly sustainability newsletter (Sustainable Saint Paul Briefings). In the Summer 2016 edition, we will include an article on Saint Paul’s participation in the GreenStep Cities program. In addition, the city has a link to its GreenStep web page on our Sustainable Saint Paul website.


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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536
1 star - Action 2:

Organize goals/outcome measures from all city plans and report to community members data that show progress toward meeting these goals.

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The City of Saint Paul's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is published to provide the Mayor, City Council, City Staff, citizens, bond holders, and other interested parties with useful information concerning the City's operations and financial position.

Many other departments also produce annual reports, inlcuding: Public Works Department, Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity, and Parks & Recreation.

The City of Saint Paul is currently updating its comprehensive plan – a forward-thinking vision that will guide the city’s development over the next 30 years. One of the major trends facing Saint Paul that acted as a “lens” for the last comprehensive plan was rising energy costs and climate change.

All of the plans mentioned above are available to the public. The comprehensive planning process will include public input and feedback.
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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

1 star - Action 2:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach program to connect businesses with assistance providers, including utilities, who provide personalized energy, waste or sustainability audits and assistance.

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The City of Saint Paul lists residential and business resources on its Sustainable Saint Paul website. Links to resources includes: Center for Energy and Environment which provides a range of practical and cost-effective programs to help Minnesota homeowners, businesses, nonprofits and governments reduce energy waste and save money; Home Energy Squad, a partnership between Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy for in-home energy services; links to Xcel Energy Home Rebates; Energy Innovation Corridor business programs and financing; and more.
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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536
3 star - Action 5:

Lower the environmental and health risk footprint of a brownfield remediation/redevelopment project beyond regulatory requirements; report brightfield projects.

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As Ford's former Twin Cities Assembly Plant is redeveloped in the coming years, a 21st Century Community will emerge on the 135 acres of land situated along the Mississippi River. Saint Paul residents have spoken loud and clear: this site will be a livable, mixed use neighborhood that looks to the future with clean technologies and high quality design for energy, buildings and infrastructure. This site will support walking, biking and transit, and provide services, jobs and activities that every generation can enjoy. A 21st Century Community is about to unfold.

A 2011 report entitled “Roadmap to Sustainability: Saint Paul Ford Site,” includes recommended performance thresholds for site redevelopment, inspiring policy makers and developers to make this site a national model for sustainable brown-field redevelopment.
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This line will be amended to list key organizations soon.
For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536

Local Food {BP no.27}

3 star - Action 2:

Facilitate creation of home/community gardens, chicken & bee keeping, and incorporation of food growing areas/access in multifamily residential developments.

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Saint Paul updated its ordinances for urban agriculture in March 2013, to align beter with resident requests and current practices. The Public Health Dept. has worked with Saint Paul Public Housing to pilot gardens for residents at several sites. Based on the success of the pilots PHA now will install gardens at any of the 20 sites where residents request it.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
2 star - Action 3:

Create, assist with and promote local food production/distribution within the city:

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The Saint Paul - Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission is currently working on this.
Saint Paul Farmers' Market operates a large downtown market on the Saturdays and Sundays and has 3 satelite markets during the week in Saint Paul. There are many smaller neighborhood markets across the city..
There are many CSA's with drop sites in Saint Paul. These are catalogued and promoted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on its web site as well as by the farmers and the businesses at which some of the drop sites are located.
At least 23 Saint Paul Public Schools sites have gardens. There are numerous community gardens, including 6 which have formed a group called "The Urban Farm and Garden Alliance" and have received grant funding to improve their facilities in the Summit-University and Frogtown communities which are under-resourced communities. A tract of land of over 5 acres called Frogtown Farm has been set aside to host community gardening, demonstration gardens, and healthy eating community activities.
A convenience store operated by BP at the corner of Como and Raymond revamped their offerings to be healthier at the suggestion of one of its employees. Public Health has worked with three other stores to increase healthy offerings in the Dayton's Bluff (2) area and on Rice Street (1).
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590

Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience {BP no.29}

1 star - Action 1:

Prepare to maintain public health and safety during extreme weather and climate-change-related events, while also taking a preventive approach to reduce risk for community members.

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The City of Saint Paul has an Emergency Management Department, which is responsible for the coordination of the City's response to emergency situations and disasters. Rick Larkin is currently the director of the department.

The City has an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. It was developed to promote hazard mitigation and manage post-disaster recovery. Representatives from the following departments and agencies provided input to the City's plan:

-Each City department involved in emergency response and planning
-County government
-State government partners
-Private industry
-Government-operated and public utilities
-Business owners and managers
-Organizations active in disaster response
-Private citizens

The Emergency Management Department is currently reviewing and updating the most recent Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
See list in the implementation detail section.
For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536
1 star - Action 2:

Integrate climate resilience into city or tribal planning, policy, operations, and budgeting processes.

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Year action initially completed: 8/17
Implementation details:
Thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the City worked with a variety of partners to develop a "Strategic Framework for Community Resiliency." The framework will inform the city's Climate Action and Resiliency Plan.
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For more information contact:
Ana Vang (City staff) | ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-8536
2 star - Action 6:

Reduce the urban heat impacts of public buildings, sites, and infrastructure and provide resiliency co-benefits.

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Year action initially completed: 2016
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To complete Phase II of the roadside restoration along Little Bohemia Trail parallel with the I-35E sound barrier, as part of the MNDOT Community Roadside Partnership, community organizers utilized a summer youth crew. The crew prepped and helped plant the main hill including: digging holes for trees and plants as per design; staging compost, mulch and plants near holes before the Friday evening / Saturday volunteer planting event in which the youth crew also participated; and assisting with other site prep.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The restoration project improved 2,328 square yards of public land with the planting of resilient species including 48 trees, 106 shrubs, 224 pollinator perennials, and 200 non-pollinator perennials. This installation is expected to help improve local air and water quality, enhance greenspace along the trail for community use, increase shaded areas available to the public, diversify the tree canopy, support local pollinators, and educate community members.
Descriptive File:
Little Bohemia Neighborhood, MNDOT, MPCA, MN Nature, Conservation Corps MN,
For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590