Welcome to Raising St. Paul, a new online site dedicated to public input on development topics related to Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sign our petition Today...

Remediation of the Gillette Building on Saint Paul's Lowertown ballpark site has begun. Should you care? Yes. After Gillette's remediation is completed in June, we have a choice: demolish it to build a ballpark that will sit underused much of the year, or refurbish it for a ballpark and something far greater and beneficial to Saint Paul and Minnesota.

View the petition and submit your vote....
by clicking here.

Also visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lowertown-Ballpark-A-New-Perspective/622053154477717

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A picture's worth a thousand words... Saint Paul's leaders continue to say Gillette is unattractive so let's tear it down.  The fact is, if we tear this building down, the view beyond will be of the traffic on the Lafayette Bridge, the sense of intimacy Lowertown has will be gone.
Both of these illustrations can become reality, or any number of other possibilities, within the City's $54 million budget.  Below the new pedestrian entrance at the end of Fifth Street is a proposed vehicle entrance into a 500 stall parking lot in the building's lower-level; a recent revision to the plan based upon more community input.