The Hamline Midway Development Committee:
1) Develops initiatives to build the local economy and improve infrastructure, amenities, and services in the Hamline Midway neighborhood;
2) Promotes the Hamline Midway neighborhood and community development/local economy initiatives to potential developers, the City of Saint Paul, local agencies, and all other interested parties;
3) Represents Hamline Midway community development/local economy interests to the City of Saint Paul’s departments and agencies as needed;
4) Works with Hamline Midway Coalition staff to review land use applications – for licenses, variances, conditional use permits, re-zonings, etc. – and makes recommendations for action regarding such requests to the Hamline Midway Coalition Board of Directors or directly to the appropriate City body, as appropriate.
For more information on the current work of the HMC Development Committee or to get involved contact Executive Director Kate Mudge at kate[at]hamlinemidway[dot]org
Meeting Highlights from 7/11/19:
CEZ Entertainment District
- Matt Privatsky (Ward 4) presented on proposed entertainment district in Creative Enterprise Zone/Hamline Midway.-City Council currently in initial readings. Would allow establishments serving liquor an easier process to host outdoor events through a simpler permit process. See map here. No objections from DC members
Reviews: 1614 Hewitt recommendation- sent to city. Approved by city council
- Zoning Training Materials
- Will be hosting future training in November
- Alatus: The Lexington Project will be discussed Monday, July 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm at UPDC’s office
- 1433 University-The property is currently used for parking for adjacent businesses, but the HRA recently received a Met Council grant for the property, and the HRA is going to be moving forward with an RFP for redevelopment of the site. Marie Franchett is the project manager in PED’s housing division. She said they wanted to do some community outreach prior to the RFP process and will be working with HMC
- Equitable Development Scorecard- general discussion about the use of scorecard throughout the city and by other DC's. Toolkit here.
Neighbors United Funding Collaborative
- “Pitch meeting” was a success (TBD on initial pledge investment)
- Will be meeting as a group next week to debrief on pitch meeting and discuss next steps
- Website page dedicated to NUFC:https://www.hamlinemidway.org/content/neighbors-united-funding-collaborative
ADU guide-presenter in August
Seward Redesign Event in September. HMC will be attending to learn more about community wealth building, specifically how it relates to our work with North Snelling.
Jake Rueter, Chair
Nathan Roisen, Co-Chair
James Lucken Hills