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Block Captains Wanted

updated: Monday, September 29, 2014

The St. Louis Park Police Department is recruiting interested citizens to become Block Captains. Are you unsure if your block is organized? Contact Community Outreach Officer Erin Nordrum at (952) 924-2661 or email enordrum@stlouispark.org to see if your block is organized and for further information.

Block Captain Program information



City Initiates Crosswalk Safety Campaign

As part of the Street Smart SLP initiative, cameras were used to gather traffic and behavior patterns of pedestrians and vehicles, electronic signage was placed along the roads, and if needed, additional enforcement by the Police Department occurred. The city will now evaluate information gathered over the summer and assess if any of the locations...


City Launches MyStLouisPark Mobile App

updated: Monday, November 24, 2014

St. Louis Park community members have a new way to connect with the city to make service requests or receive important information from the city. The City of St. Louis Park is pleased to launch MyStLouisPark, a new civic engagement platform allowing residents to connect with their local government using a smartphone application or online at www....


Construction Management Plan

updated: Monday, November 24, 2014

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.



Give Smart in the Park

updated: Monday, December 08, 2014

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...


Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

These grants can help with the purchase of containers, equipment purchase and installation, hauling service charges and minor improvements to loading docks and waste enclosures. Having a strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help a business’s bottom line, and demonstrates their commitment...


Human Rights Award Nominations Sought

updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 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 backgrounds in St. Louis Park.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, December 12, 2014. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Human Rights Commission and the award will be presented at a City Council meeting in early 2015.

If you have questions regarding the award, contact staff liaison Breanna Erickson at (952) 924-2184.



PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy

updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014

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, Planning and Economic Development Assistant at jgrove@stlouispark.org, phone (952) 924-2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at pmk@sppa.com.



Police Department Reminds You to Stop for School Buses

According to Lt. Chad Kraayenbrink, the St. Louis Park Police Department received 63 complaints of school bus stop-arm violations in 2013. This is approximately a 73 percent increase from 2012 when there were only 17 complaints received. Kraayenbrink noted the Police Department was able to issue a citation for the majority of the complaints in 2013...


Proposed Community Center Project

updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

recommendations to the City Council regarding the addition of future recreation facilities or programs, and to look at possible partnerships and locations. The Task Force followed the city's 2006-2007 visioning process in which a community or civic center was identified as a potential project to exemplify the city's commitment to remaining a connected...


Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition

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.



St. Louis Park Continues Graffiti Crackdown

updated: Friday, December 12, 2014

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 Earns Best Places to Live Honors

updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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...


St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts Seeks Board Members

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...


Tree Pruning

updated: Monday, December 08, 2014

Each year the City of St. Louis Park hires a licensed and qualified tree service to prune a portion of the city's boulevard trees. This "rotational" pruning typically occurs during the winter months of January through March, but this year the pruning will start earlier, beginning the week of November 3, 2014. The tree service/ contractor...


Volunteer Announcers Needed for Fall Sports on ParkTV

updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Have you ever wanted to give sports announcing a try? ParkTV has an opportunity for you!Microphone

Volunteer announcers are needed for a number of high school sport teams.

If you're interested, please contact Paul Broden, ParkTV 16 program producer, at (952) 924-2635 or pbroden@stlouispark.org. There is no minimum commitment required, and scheduling can be flexible. Previous experience not required. 



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5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org