Each District Council creates and implements a Large Area Plan. The Large Area Plan covers the entire geographical area of District 6 and includes extensive goals and objectives of what the community would like to see happen in the neighborhoods. The Large Area/Comprehensive Plan is adopted into the City of Saint Paul’s Comprehensive Plan.

District Councils can commission studies on a variety of subjects and should be involved in both the planning and implementation. The following are studies North End Neighborhood Organization has completed:

389-425 Maryland Avenue Habitat for Humanity Homes

The final approved site plan and drawings are finalized for the Habitat for Humanity homes. Click here DSI Approved WR Site Plan Habitat for Humanity

Natural Resource Inventory

Capital Region Watershed District (CRWD) and the City of Saint Paul initiated a Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) for a targeted area in the North End. This is the first NRI collaboration between the City, Capital Region Watershed and a District Council. CRWD hopes to use this effort as a pilot to determine the benefits and challenges of conducting urban inventories. Click here to review the study. District 6 NRI_revised final report (1)

Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan 2014-2018 and System Plan

Parks and Recreation have finalized a draft of their 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.This is the document that as a Department Parks and Recreation use to measure out progress and keep track of various initiatives. Please let us know what you think, district6ed@dist6pc.orgHere is the document: 14-09 Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018 2014 05 07Here is the City of Saint Paul’s System Plan Parks and Recreation System Plan

District 6 Large Area Plan

District Councils prepare a neighborhood plan every ten years. Since the change in service lines (2014) District 6 had the opportunity to amend the adopted plan. Changes included removing references to the South Como neighborhood and removing activities that were accomplished. Click here for the adopted neighborhood plan district-6-plan-adopted-2016

Capital Region Watershed District Loeb Lake Willow Reserve

Capital Region Watershed District has a management plan for both Loeb Lake and Willow Reserve. To view the plan click here  CRWD Loeb Lake Willow Preserve

Rice Street Parking Study

District 6 took the lead on a parking study of Rice Street, click to see the study ParkingStudy
Willow Reserve Ecological Restoration Plan
Willow Reserve is a 23-acre bird and wildlife reserve located off Maryland Avenue between Arundel and Virginia Streets in Saint Paul that is owned and managed by the City of Saint Paul.Willow Reserve is particularly critical for migratory birds following the Mississippi River Flyway. Thirty-six bird species were identified in the 2007 natural resource inventory and habitat assessment. The diversity of bird species at the site is relatively high however plant diversity is not. Much of the site is overgrown with invasive, fast growing plants and trees. The Reserve includes 16 acres of wetland area and one-third upland area this is inundated with shallow water flowing from CRWD’s Trout Brook Storm Sewer Interceptor (TBI). The connection between TBI and the Reserve was made in the early 1990s to divert stormwater during heavy precipitation events to provide flood protection for nearby neighborhoods and resiliency to climate change.Restoration PlanCRWD, Saint Paul and District 6 Planning Council have developed an ecological restoration plan for Willow Reserve, which was adopted by CRWD’s Board of Managers in winter 2016. The plan was developed to guide partner efforts to achieve the following goals:

  • restore the Reserve’s ecological integrity
  • maximize urban wildlife
  • maximize native, non-invasive vegetative species diversity
  • improve pond water quality
  • maintain its natural and passive setting

The vision of the plan is to restore Willow Reserve and improve its ecological integrity and functionality by removing invasive trees and plants and creating native, and more diverse plant communities. This will help create a wildlife-rich forest and wetland reserve for a variety of birds, amphibians and insects.

Information taken from Capitol Region Watershed District

Willow Reserve Historical Perspective

In 2015 Capital Region Watershed commissioned a historical review of the Willow Reserve. 2015-crwdwillowreservehistoryreport_fulldraft_v2

Willow Reserve: a Historic Snapshot

District 6 with valuable assistance from Jane McClure and Linda Jungwirth prepared a historical snapshot of Willow Reserve in 2013. Click here to see a history of Willow Reserve. Willow Reserve History 2013 Final[1] Capitol Region Watershed commissioned a more in-depth historical perspective. Click here for that history 2015-crwdwillowreservehistoryreport_fulldraft_v2