News & Updates
After St. Louis Park Police Chief John Luse announced his retirement effective December 31, 2016, the city retained the executive search firm of Waters & Company to assist with hiring a new police chief. The search firm developed a position profile with input from St. Louis Park Police Department staff, other internal staff and external city stakeholders...
updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
For a 33rd consecutive year, the City of St. Louis Park Finance Division has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form...
updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Do you live, work, attend school, do business or visit the Walker-Lake area of St. Louis Park? Then the City of St. Louis Park wants to hear your thoughts, ideas and hopes for the future of this area of St. Louis Park. What do you like best about the Walker-Lake area today? What are its strengths? How would you like to see the area evolve? What...
updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
With the announcement November 16, 2016, of 26 new and 77 renewing BFCs, St. Louis Park joins a leading group of 404 Bicycle Friendly Communities in all 50 states that are transforming neighborhoods. St. Louis Park was part of the largest application round in the program’s 13-year history, with 140 communities applying for recognition –...
updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Chief Luse was hired as a police officer in 1977, promoted to sergeant in 1991 and then to police chief in 1997. As sergeant, Luse led the project team in designing the current St. Louis Park police station, built in 1993. Over the years, Chief Luse has implemented partnerships with businesses; provided support of youth in the parks, programs and schools...
updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, one of the nation’s leading credit rating agencies, assigned its “AAA” rating to the City of St. Louis Park, Minn.’s series 2016A general obligation (GO) bonds. At the same time, Standard & Poor’s affirmed its “AAA” rating on the city’s existing...
updated: Thursday, December 29, 2016
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.
As of November 15, 2014, major additions (second story additions or additions of 500 square feet or more), demolitions and new construction have to comply with a Construction Management Plan (CMP) per City Code 6-71.
Major additions, tear downs and new construction are required to send a written neighborhood notification to neighbors within 200 feet of the property. Demolitions and/or new construction are also required 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: Thursday, September 22, 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: Monday, August 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...
updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Health in the Park (HIP) started as a grassroots initiative to create connections, conversations and actions to make the City of St. Louis Park a healthier and more active community. HIP was led by volunteer residents and focused on three health topics: better eating, active connections and wellbeing (mental health). Since 2013, HIP worked to inspire...
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...
updated: Monday, October 10, 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: Thursday, October 06, 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 email@example.com, phone 952.924.2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
updated: Wednesday, September 07, 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...