News & Updates
The City of St. Louis Park is committed to promoting and integrating arts, culture and community aesthetics in all city initiatives, including implementation where appropriate. The purpose of having public art on the third floor of City Hall is to give local artists the opportunity to display, and by the artist’s choice, sell, their artwork...
updated: Monday, May 02, 2016
A: Old water meters are being replaced with two new pieces of equipment. The currently existing water meter inside the home is being replaced with a new water meter. A second piece of equipment, a radio read device called an R900 transmitter from Neptune Technology Group, is being installed on the outside of the home. Both pieces...
updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The St. Louis Park Fire and Police departments offers free medication disposal bags to dispose of unused medications in the home. This is a good option for safe disposal of prescription medications if you or someone you care for is unable to visit a Hennepin County medicine disposal drop box.
Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications prevents those chemicals from entering groundwater and drinking water, which can happen when medications are thrown away in the garbage, flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain.
Additionally, burglars often look for prescription painkillers during break-ins to either use or sell on the street. Removing these unused and expired medications from your home eliminates this possibility. Ridding your home of unused medications also reduces the risk of accidental consumption by children or pets.
Each free medication disposal bag holds up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid medication or 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon which neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating groundwater and drinking water.
How to properly dispose of medication in the disposal bags:
- Place medication in the bag
- Fill the bag halfway with warm tap water
- Wait 30 seconds
- Seal and discard the bag in the garbage
Medication pickup bags are available for pickup Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at two locations: St. Louis Park Fire Station One, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S., or at the St. Louis Park Police Department, located on the south side of the parking lot of St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. Limit two per household; for home use only. Residents interested in larger quantities of bags may contact the police department at 952.924.2600 for information about purchasing the bags at cost.
Hennepin County also has six drop box locations to safely dispose of large or small quantities of medications. View Hennepin County medicine disposal drop box locations and hours.
updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
St. Louis Park community members have another way to connect with the city to make service requests or receive important information from the city. The City of St. Louis Park launched MyStLouisPark, a civic engagement platform allowing residents to connect with their local government using a smartphone application or online at www.mystlouispark....
updated: Monday, April 25, 2016
Green Business? Looking to make energy improvements? Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings.
What is PACE?
A new program in St. Louis Park through a partnership with the St. Paul Port Authority (SPPA) that provides funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings, from smart energy efficiency upgrades to roof-top solar power systems.
- Energy efficiency improvements: Lighting, mechanical systems, window upgrades, temperature controls, HVAC equipment, new elevators, new insulation, etc.
- Renewable energy systems: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use
- Electric vehicle charging systems: New and upgraded circuits and related equipment to enable vehicle charging
Who can apply?
Commercial, industrial and multi-family residential property owners.
How does it work?
Building owners who use PACE financing for their energy improvements pay back the financing through property taxes, as a voluntary special assessment.
For more information, contact Julie Grove, Economic Development Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 952.924.2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at email@example.com.
updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Livability.com evaluated the following aspects of each community: amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation. Editors reviewed data from more than 2,000 communities across the country, and St. Louis Park ranked 27th out of 100 cities and joins Rochester as the only other Minnesota...
updated: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Construction Management Plan – Effective November 15, 2014
The city recognizes that many households are looking for larger homes. As a result, significant additions and/or tearing down of existing homes and rebuilding larger homes is becoming more common. Because St. Louis Park is a fully built community, these major additions and construction of new homes impacts the surrounding neighbors.
Effective November 15, 2014, major additions (second story additions or additions of 500 square feet or more), demolitions and new construction will need to comply with a Construction Management Plan (CMP) per City Code 6-71.
Major additions, tear downs and new construction will be required to send a written neighborhood notification to neighbors within 200 feet of the property. Demolitions and/or new construction will also require a neighborhood meeting and signage.
The purpose of the CMP is to provide neighbors with information about what is happening at the property and contact information on who to call if they have concerns during construction. View the CMP Packet here or on the Permit Forms page.
updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The city has a limited supply of high quality compost from the Organics Recycling program available for you to use in your garden!
Stop by the brush drop-off site, during the following hours of operation to get your compost:
- Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Sundays: Noon – 4 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The high quality compost from the Organics Recycling program is located past the entrance gate, follow the signs.
The finished compost is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents are allowed to take up to three-5 gallon buckets worth of compost. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 952.924.2562.
updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
We know St. Louis Park residents are generous, but did you know that handing out money to panhandlers can’t meet the long-term needs of those in need of assistance? The St. Louis Park Police Department is trained in the best practices for enforcement options for panhandling and what types of behavior our officers need to watch for, but at the...
Are you a business that wants to start recycling? Maybe improve the recycling program you already have? Hennepin County offers technical assistance and recycling grants of up to $50,000 for businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions to start or improve programs to divert recyclables and organics (food and non-recyclable paper) from...
updated: Monday, February 29, 2016
Congratulations to the St. Louis Park High School organization, Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) for winning the 2015 Human Rights Award! The Human Rights Award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made an outstanding contribution toward increasing understanding and cooperation between people of different...
updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Over 5,000 persons across the country will participate this year, and approximately 357 of them will be from Hennepin County. Residents will be selected to participate on a random basis. Survey staff will first collect information through interviews scheduled in each participant’s home. Then they will schedule an appointment...
updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
St. Louis Park has seen dramatic decreases in the amount of graffiti in the community since it began tracking incidents in 2007. The department credits the public for its response and help reporting the graffiti as well as its custom-designed computer application that allows city departments and other agencies to track and compare data related...
St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park. FOTA connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information and resources, and coordinates community arts programs. When it incorporated in 1995, FOTA received designation...
The City Council has approved a resolution to support the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition, made up of the Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Wayzata communities.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for military service members, guard, reserves, veterans and their families.
If interested in getting involved or being on the email list, visit the Coalition’s website and Facebook page.