News & Updates
At its December 19, 2016, regular meeting, the St. Louis Park Council adopted a resolution supporting and standing with all members of the St. Louis Park Community. The resolution was consistent with the preamble of the St. Louis Park Home Rule Charter (the city’s governing document), and reinforces and clearly states the City Council’s...
updated: Monday, March 27, 2017
Lt. Harcey has been with the St. Louis Park Police Department since 1991, first serving as a police officer and school liaison officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 2000 and to lieutenant in 2006. Prior to joining the St. Louis Park Police Department, Lt. Harcey worked for the Richfield Police Department as a dispatcher and community service officer...
updated: Monday, January 23, 2017
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: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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: Monday, February 13, 2017
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: Monday, January 23, 2017
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...
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: Thursday, March 09, 2017
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, March 20, 2017
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 and non-profit 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: Monday, February 06, 2017
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...
updated: Monday, March 13, 2017
In an effort to conserve water, St. Louis Park prohibits lawn sprinkling between noon and 6 p.m. In addition, all households and businesses must follow an odd/even schedule when sprinkling lawns. (Properties that end with an odd number sprinkle on the odd-numbered days on the calendar; properties that end with an even number sprinkle on even-numbered...