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SpaceDescriptionHistoryYearTypeOwnerCity WebsitePartner OrgPublic Art/Plaques/MarkersNotes/Location Specs/Unique EventsPictureCommunity Engagement/DocsOfficial DocsNeighborhoodBlockAdjacent Residential Building InfoPerson(s) Working On ThisDtStP Page (Shevek will fill in)
7th Place Mall7th Place is a one-block pedestrian mall in the heart of DtStP. It's anchored by the Palace Theatre and long time home to Afro Deli and Park Square Theatre. Also home to several vacant storefronts, a large chunk of which is the former Walgreens location. The east end of the 7th place leads to a very welcoming, yet notoriously closed (after 5pm) entrance to the skyway system.Once part of 7th Street, 7th Place was converted to a pedestrian street in 1983. The city paid for the conversion and the adjacent building owners (Grace Building, Hamm Building, 7th Place) signed an agreement to pay an annual assessment for the maintenance and upkeep.1983Public SpaceCity of St. PaulAdjacent Building Owners (Grace, 7th Place, Hamm)Hamm's Bear Shrine, Grace Building MuralsThursday Farmers MarketsNeed pic of Hamm Bear and Murals
10/2/20 email inquiry to CM Noecker to clarify 7th Place agreement, subsequently looped in Andy Hestness (PED Project Manager) and Bruce Engelbrekt (St. Paul Real Estate Division):

One of the property owners – in this case a property management company for the Grace Building owner (see attached letter) – collects the maintenance fees from the other two properties, then sends that amount to our Assessments office to process as an assessment, which we do.

A longer explanation is this: It is our understanding that the owners, via separate agreement executed in 1983, collectively manage the maintenance of 7th Place Mall and share the maintenance expenses. One of the property owners has generally been responsible for facilitating these tasks. It now appears to be the owner of the Grace Building. The reason the City is involved is that under a separate 1983 agreement between the City, HRA, Port and property owners, the City is supposed to assess for annual maintenance costs the property owners are obligated to pay (or costs the City may pay if we have to step in and do maintenance). We ratify the assessment but do not try to collect on it as long as the owners have paid the maintenance costs and the City hasn’t incurred any costs. To our knowledge over the years the owners have taken care of maintenance and the City has not incurred maintenance costs, but we continue to ratify the assessment. The only thing we actually collect is our administrative processing fee, which we send to the owners’ representative via registered bill (and they pay it).

– Bruce Engelbrekt, St. Paul Real Estate Division, 10/14/20 Email VCI Grace - Assessment Request 05 11 2020.pdf
1983 Agreement with HRA found in -->, 10/16/19 City Council Agenda Item, 9/11/19 City Council Agenda Item, 10/7/20 City Council Agenda ItemRice ParkRP11, RP12Shevek McKee
Capital Centre Plaza (Osborn)Near the heart of downtown, Capital Centre Plaza, also known as Osborn Plaza (Formerly Ecolab Plaza), is a tree lined plaza with benches perfect for taking an afternoon break. It is also a popular spot to catch food trucks at lunchtime during the warmer months and offers a street-level entrance into the Skyway system through the Alliance Bank Building.Public SpaceCity of St. Paul 370, Pak Properties"Skygate" Sculpture by R.M. Fischer
Formerly "Above, Above" Sculpture
XCentral BusinessCB02
Cleveland CircleCleveland Circle is at the northwest entrance of the Xcel Energy Center with three public gardens, maintained by the St. Paul Rotary, and open lawns.This was the orginal location of the historic Armstrong-Quinlan house, which was moved near Irvine Park in 2001...The Name refers to Horace W.S. Cleveland, the noted landscape architect who shaped St. Paul in the nineteeth century. - The Street Where You LivePublic SpaceCity of St. Paul Paul RotaryBetween Xcel Center and Dorothy DayWest TownWT11
Cohen PlazaThe plaza will be renovated and public art will help interpret the ideas of social justice and welcoming of all people to add vibrancy and diversity to our community. The plaza honors Larry Cohen, the only person in Saint Paul's history to serve as mayor, Ramsey County commissioner and chief district judge. Artist Marjorie Pitz will share information about Judge Cohen and three concepts for the plaza.​Public SpaceRamsey County?Kellogg & Wabasha by City HallRice ParkRP15
Culture ParkArtist Name: Cliff Garten, Ta-coumba Aiken, Armando Gutierrez and Xiaowei Ma. Roberta Hill-Whitman, Soyini Guyton
Media: Different types of cut stone slabs and boulders with inscribed designs and poetry, in the midst of grass and trees on the edge of the Mississippi River. On tile mound shape with steel letters in stone.
Date Created: 1/1/1993
Location: Kellogg Mall Park
History: Started in 1991 and finished in 1993, this sculpture celebrates the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Saint Paul. Ten artists working under the supervision of Cliff Garten collaborated to create this piece. Using both form and poetry, the Saint Paul Cultural Garden illustrates the tales of the immigrants, both past and present, who have created this city on the Mississippi. Through it, people from Africa, Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Japan share their voices.
Garten received his Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He received his Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where, among other places, he also worked as a visiting critic.
ParkCity of St. Paul Robert St. from Kellogg ParkKellogg Mall ParkKP 06
Depot Tot LotFormerly referred to as the Fourth and Sibley Tot Lot, Depot Tot Lot received its new name in time for the opening of the nearby Green Line. The name also reflects the transportation theme found throughout the park. ParkCity of St. Paul LT05
Eagle Street Park West River FrontWR02
George Latimer Central LibraryOne of Saint Paul's most historic structures, the George Latimer Central Library remains the largest branch of Saint Paul Public Library and the heart of the entire system. Today, George Latimer Central Library houses approximately 350,000 books and other materials in its collection and welcomes over 300,000 visitors annually. Steeped in history, this library remains a vital educational and cultural resource for the people of Saint Paul.In 1909, work began on a new building, and the next year, the library's site on Rice Park was chosen. Railroad baron James J. Hill offered to contribute funds for a reference library attached to the public library, and additional monies were raised through a subscription campaign, a bequest from Greenleaf Clark, and the sale of bonds. Finally, ground was broken for Central Library in 1914. The entire building, including the Hill Reference Library, was completed in 1917 at a cost of approximately $1.5 million. - from SPPL websitePublic SpaceCity of St. Paul of the LibraryLocated at 90 West Fourth Street, on the block bordered by 4th Street, Washington Street, Kellogg Boulevard, and Market Street.The Innovation Lab on the 3rd Floor is one of the coolest resources in the city for creative types. It features a laser engraver, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, sewing machines, digitization equipment, recording studio, button maker, and more!Rice ParkRP07
Hamm Memorial PlazaHamm Memorial Plaza is an aged, raised-circular platform in a traffic island situated between the Historic Hamm Building, the Landmark Center, and the Ecolab Headquarters. It has a flowing water feature, although it seems to have fallen out of use.This parkland was a gift from the Hamm Family to the City of Saint Paul in 1959. A fountain was comissioned on the site in 1968 to honor Theodore Hamm, William Hamm, Sr. and William Hamm, Jr. The plaza was redesigned and rededicated to the Hamm Family in 1992 with support from The Saint Paul Companies.Public SpaceCity of St. Paul Paul Parks ConservancyThe plaza was redesigned and rededicated to the Hamm Family in 1992 with support from The Saint Paul Companies. Jackie Ferrara, Artist, William Pedersen, Architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox99 6th St. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
XIn 2021, the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy determined Hamm Memorial Plaza to be one of it's targets for rennovation efforts. More info and updates

The Metro Transit Gold Line transit stop located at the plaza will be enlarged and redesigned to better support this busy transit nexus. The next leg of the Capital City Bikeway will be added along either Wabasha or St Peter Street. In light of these transit developments and the successful revitalization of nearby Rice Park, now is the time to reimagine Hamm Memorial Plaza into a more accessible, usable and green area in order to bring joy to downtown employees, residents and visitors.
Rice ParkRP04
Herbie Plaza?Public SpaceBetween Ordway and Herbie's on the ParkRice Park RP03
Irvine ParkAlthough it's technically outside of District 17, Irvine park is in a quaint residential neighborhood in a historic district just west of downtown. It's square block has a large hill and staircase on the west side, a historic fountain in the center, and several historic homes marked around it's perimeter.The neighborhood was platted by John Irvine and Henry Mower Rice in 1849. At the center of the neighborhood is Irvine Park, a New England-style public square. The neighborhood is a district listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also designated by the city as a historic district.Public SpaceCity of St. Paul of Downtown St. PaulIrvine ParkIP05
Jackson Street PlantingsSaint Paul, MINN – The Saint Paul Department of Public Works announced today that Xcel Energy will begin construction work related to the Jackson Street reconstruction project on Monday, February 22. The plans for Jackson Street include full replacement of all city infrastructure and the inclusion of new bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The intersection of Kellogg Boulevard and Jackson Street will be closed, starting on Monday, February 22. This closure will mark the first phase of construction on Jackson Street. The initial closure will be for 10 weeks to allow Xcel Energy to safely complete advanced utility work. It is anticipated that the intersection will be closed for an additional eight weeks after the first phase and then have partial closures throughout the 2016 construction season. Crews intend to reopen the Jackson Street connection from Kellogg Boulevard to Shepard Road by the end of summer.

The project will change the face of Jackson Street and make Downtown Saint Paul a more vibrant place to live, work, and shop. Jackson Street will be a Complete Street to better serve pedestrians, bikers, commuters and drivers for the next 50 years.

Last reconstructed 50 years ago, Jackson Street is one of the last remaining Terrible 20 streets in Saint Paul. In addition to reconstructing the street, crews will replace a 135-year-old water main, replace electrical and gas distribution lines, and update fiber optic cables. Reconstruction will be complex, due to the location and intricacy of working in downtown Saint Paul.

Saint Paul Public Works and Xcel Energy have developed a comprehensive traffic plan to mitigate impacts, implement detours and ultimately maximize traffic flow around the closure. Signs to direct pedestrians and drivers will appear on Monday, February 22. See the map below for suggested alternative routes.

Construction crews and planners are thanking residents and visitors in advance for their patience during this complicated construction project.
Tony Singerhouse (Parks and Rec Gardening Guy) "highly advises" organizing community planting of this area, which is owned by Public Works/ROW, and seemingly has nobody taking care of it
Kellogg Mall ParkLocated in downtown Saint Paul, Kellogg Mall Park features two fountains, an arbor, and beautiful views of the Mississippi River, Harriet Island, and Raspberry Island.ParkCity of St. Paul Mall ParkKP2
Lambert LandingThe landing officially became known as “Lambert Landing” in 1937, upon its reconstruction by the Works Progress Administration as a revival of St. Paul’s riverfront. It was named after Colonel George Lambert, a prominent figure in the crusade to modernize navigation on the Upper Mississippi River. In the 1950s most of the landing was removed for the construction of Warner Road.St. Paul, known as I-MNI-ZA SKA DAN ("little white rocks") by the Dakota, was named because of the white cliffs comprised of St. Peter sandstone that are exposed in the area.

For many years the Mississippi River was the principal channel of communication for the city of St. Paul with its neighbors to the east and south. Before the coming of the railroads, the first docking of a steamboat each spring was a great event for St. Paul citizens who often responded with standing ovations. By the mid 1850s tens of thousands of immigrants, attracted by the promise of new and prosperous lives in Minnesota, were traveling the Mississippi River on steamboats to disembark to Lambert Landing.

The number of steamboat arrivals rapidly grew from 256 in 1854, to 1068 in 1858, the year St. Paul became the capitol of the new state of Minnesota. Each steamboat carried on average several hundred passengers.

By the 1870s, however, the day of the steamboat was numbered as immigrant travel to Minnesota shifted to railraods coming from the east.

The landing officially became known as “Lambert Landing” in 1937, upon its reconstruction by the Works Progress Administration as a revival of St. Paul’s riverfront. It was named after Colonel George Lambert, a prominent figure in the crusade to modernize navigation on the Upper Mississippi River. In the 1950s most of the landing was removed for the construction of Warner Road.

The park is planned for rennovation. Interested parties can follow the design and implementation process at the Saint Paul website
Landmark PlazaThe perfect compliment to the historic Landmark Center, Landmark Plaza beautifies downtown Saint Paul with vibrant green lawns and scene-setting trees. The plaza connects to both Hamm Memorial Park and Rice Park and is home to several bronze Peanuts statues.Public SpaceCity of St. Paul M. Schulz memorial sculptures Between Infor Building and Landmark CenterRice Park RP08
Lower LandingLower Landing Park sits just outside of downtown Saint Paul where the Mississippi River makes its second major bend. The 21.4 acre park accompanies Lambert's Landing, a historic dock that took in hundreds of ships per day during its peak and is still utilized by tows and passenger steamboats to this day. Several picnic tables located throughout the long park's open lawns provide a unique riverside experience for residents and visitors traveling along the river. The Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail runs through the park along the edge of the river.The park itself was known as the Lower Landing by early immigrants and was once one of the busiest steamboat landings in the country. The landing served as the arrival point for vast numbers of immigrants entering Minnesota and as the principal source of supply for the new community of St. Paul until the beginning of the railroad era in the 1880s.

Geography made St. Paul a natural destination for steamboats coming up river as it was here that they reached the upper limit of navigation due to a long stretch of rapids between here and the Falls of St. Anthony further upstream. Making the site even more attractive, there was a break in the Mississippi River’s 80-foot high bluffs at the foot of present day Jackson Street.

In the early 1900s, a series of new dams from Hastings to Minneapolis moved the end of navigation to Minneapolis.
ParkCity of St. Paul
Lower Town Dog Park Located near CHS Field, Lowertown Dog Park is completely fenced in and is a designated off-leash area. The park was given a complete renovation during the construction of CHS Field.Off Leash Dog ParkCity of St. Paul
Mears ParkMears Park is located 221 5th Street East in the heart of downtown Saint Paul's Lowertown district. The park has a covered band shell (pergola) with electricity, seasonal flower gardens, and a beautiful stream running diagonally through the park. It is home to many concerts, events and festivals throughout the year.Originally the home of the First Baptist congregation, who built their church on top of a hill in the middle of a city block. In 1849 the land was donated to the city by Robert Smith. The hill was leveled and the square was formally created in 1888. For most of the next century, the park was a traditional city square with a central fountain and sidewalks radiating about it. In the early 1970s, the park became known as the “Brickyard” after a renovation that covered much of the square in bricks.

The City’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) became involved in 1973 when Mears Park was redesigned by William Sanders and renamed after Norman B. Mears, a Saint Paul businessman who spurred Lowertown redevelopment. Since being renovated in 1991, Mears Park has become one of the most loved and cared for places in all of Downtown. Mears Park is heavily programmed and well cared for by the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of Mears Park.

Friends of Mears Park is an all-volunteer Historic Saint Paul sponsored nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Started in 1994 with the purpose to care for and maintain Mears Park. Approximately 60 gardeners volunteer their time and money for planting, weeding, watering, and tending to 43 assigned garden plots. Friends of Mears Park coordinates and helps to pay for tools, equipment, holiday lights including the design, display, and maintenance. This is accomplished through generosity of corporate and individual donors.
ParkCity of St. Paul most notable summer events are The Twin Cities Jazz Festival and The Funk & Blues Fest, along with Thursday night’s music Lowertown Sounds and the Food Truck Festival. Sponsored by Saint Paul Parks & Recreation are many other smaller events and performances that take place in Mears ParkLand of 10,000 Stories December 2019

Grow with Kare segment from June 2016

ThisTPT video gives a lot of Lowertown history and the development of Mears Park

Greater Lowertown Master Plan from December 2011

Lowertown Landing 2021 & Minnesota Historical Society
LowertownLT7Lee Ann LaBore
MPR LawnPOPSMPRGrassy area north of 7th between Wabasha & CedarPedro ParkPP12
Pedro ParkDonated by the Pedro family, this downtown plot of land is currently the site of the "Urban Flower Field" project and will eventually be developed into a permanent park.In the early 1900s, a series of new dams from Hastings to Minneapolis moved the end of navigation to Minneapolis.ParkCity of St. Paul Gardeners, Save Pedro ParkUrban Flower Field ( at the corner of 10th St. E and Robert St. N XPedro Park RP14
Prince Street ParkConceptN/ADoesn't exist, area behind CHS Field, generally, from 2012 Lowertown Master PlanLowertown LT20-21
Rice ParkRice Park is located in the heart of historic downtown Saint Paul. Rice Park is home to many festivals, concerts and events throughout the year. The park features a beautiful fountain and is surrounded by the Saint Paul Hotel, Landmark Center, Ordway and the Downtown Central Library.ParkCity of St. Paul of Rice Park, St. Paul Parks ConservancyXRice Park RP06
State Capitol GroundsTour an architectural masterpiece by influential architect Cass Gilbert. From its grand stairs to its historic legislative chambers to the public works of art surrounding the building, there's always something to see at the State Capitol. Take a free guided tour to see the restoration effort up close or take your own self-guided tour.Public SpaceState of MNCAAP BoardXCapitol AreaPP
Town Square ParkThe Town Square Complex is a three-building mixed use development in Downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. The complex contains the 27-story Bremer Tower, the 25-story UBS Plaza, and the 16-story DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown hotel. The modernist building complex also contains two stories of commercial and retail space and is connected to several nearby buildings such as Wells Fargo Place via elevated skyway.The Town Square complex was built in 1980 as a public-private partnership with the City of Saint Paul, originally containing two office towers, a hotel, two floors of retail anchored by a Donaldson's department store, and an indoor park on the third floor above the shopping mall.[2] The complex was originally slated to feature a terminal for a proposed people mover system that would have run from downtown Saint Paul to the Minnesota State Capitol.[3] An empty diagonal slat between the Bremer Tower and UBS Plaza towers marks where the terminal would have been.[4]Private - ClosedJohn RuppX
Union Depot Event Complex & parking, Rail View Picnic AreaIn the next chapter of its existence, this one-of-a-kind facility is playing a key part of the dramatic transformation of Lowertown and will serve as a multimodal transportation hub. A true gathering place past, present and future, Union Depot is also the perfect setting for public events, private functions, arts and cultural festivals, concerts and more. Union Depot was completed in 1926 . It was placed on to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1974, and under ownership of Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, it underwent extensive renovations in 2011-2012 totaling $243 million.The Rail View Picnic Area allows views of freight and passenger trains, with a bonus of aircraft from St. Paul Downtown Airport (Holman Field) flying overhead. Overlooking the busy Division Street Wye in downtown Saint Paul, the Rail View Picnic Area offers amenities including: Beautiful landscaping. Six picnic tables covered by pergolas.FacilityRamsey CountyXLowertownLT10
Wacouta CommonsWacouta Commons Park, bordered on the north by Ninth Street, on the east by Wacouta Street, on the south by Eighth Street and on the west by Sibley Street Lander Sherman Urban Development first broke ground on the Wacouta Commons neighborhood in the fall of 2000.One of downtown Saint Paul’s “pocket parks” is Wacouta Commons Park, nestled between the Sibley Park Apartments and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This block-length oasis stretches from Eighth to Ninth streets and from Sibley to Wacouta streets. The volunteer Friends of Wacouta Commons Park has raised money to improve the playground and to plant 14 overstory trees.

This park in downtown’s newest neighborhood is the “back yard” for both high-end condos and affordable housing home to many immigrant families with young children. With the river more than a 10-min walk away and only private indoor pools nearby, a splash pad is a critical next step to give families easy, free recreational water access in the urban core.
ParkCity of St. Paul of Wacouta Commons, St Paul Parks ConservancyPlaque commemorating Tree Planting Project 2019 by the Friends of Wacouta Commons Park, the City of St. Paul, the Joan and Oliver Washburn Family Fund. 14 honey locust, espresso Kentucky coffee accolade elms were planted inn the spring of 2019. Fountain transitioning to planters 2021, future plans for full replacement w/ a "Splashpad", one of the 2021 goals of the St. Paul Park Conservancy DowntownWP 01-WP11