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Pianos on Parade in St. Louis Park

updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The City of St. Louis Park, Keys 4/4 Kids and St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts have teamed up to bring Pianos on Parade to St. Louis Park this summer! The two pianos – one decorated by local artist Pam Luer and the other by students at Susan Lindgren Elementary School – will make their debut at the Children First Ice Cream Social/ROC...


May 18 proclaimed Helen Siegel Day in St. Louis Park

updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHEREAS, Helen has served the Twin Cities Jewish Community for more than 27 years as a teacher, an administrator, and a leader at the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, including serving the community there as, at times, a teacher, a teacher’s coach, the co-head of school, the principal, and currently under the title of Distinguished Educator...


May 18 declared Helen Siegel Day by St. Louis Park City Council

updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHEREAS, Helen has served the Twin Cities Jewish Community for more than 27 years as a teacher, an administrator, and a leader at the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, including serving the community there as, at times, a teacher, a teacher’s coach, the co-head of school, the principal, and currently under the title of Distinguished Educator...


Lt. Mike Harcey selected as St. Louis Park police chief

updated: Monday, May 15, 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...


Free Compost Available from Organics Recycling Program

updated: Friday, May 12, 2017

The city has a limited supply of compost available for St. Louis Park residents to use in their gardens, flower pots and on their lawns! The compost is provided by The Mulch Store, which operates the composting facility that accepts and composts material from the city's yard waste and organics recycling programs.

Where to get compost
Compost is available at the brush drop-off site, located at 2501 Edgewood Ave. S., at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road & Colorado Avenue South.
The site us open through October 30, 2016 during the following hours:

  • Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sundays: Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The high quality compost, provided by The Mulch Store, is different from the black dirt and mulch that is located at the entrance year-round. The Mulch Store compost is located past the entrance gate, near the operations shed.

How much is offered per household?
Each household is allowed to take up to five 5-gallon buckets worth of compost in the spring, and another five 5-gallon buckets worth in the fall.
 
What to bring
  • Proof of residency - The finished compost is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to residents of St. Louis Park only.
  • Containers and shovel - You are responsible for loading your own compost.

If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 952.924.2562.
 

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May 7-13 proclaimed International Compost Awareness Week in St. Louis Park

updated: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NOW THEREFORE, let it be known that the City of St. Louis Park, in recognition of the efforts of the US Composting Council, the Minnesota Composting Council, soil conservation stewards, residents, landscapers, farmers, recyclers, public workers, composters, gardeners, and plant growers everywhere, does hereby proclaim the week of May 7-13, 2017, as...


City Hall Third Floor Lobby Public Art

updated: Friday, May 05, 2017

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...


Healthy Living Grant Program

updated: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Because St. Louis Park is committed to being a connected and engaged community, the Healthy Living Grant’s purpose is to increase wellbeing through community driven action. Healthy Living Grant’s purpose is to support neighborhoods, individuals and organizations that collaborate with members of their communities in the places where they...


FAQs about St. Louis Park water meter replacement project

updated: Monday, May 01, 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...


Update on the former Rogers/Holiday site at Hwy. 100 & Minnetonka Blvd.

updated: Friday, April 21, 2017

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) owns this property and purchased it for highway purposes. MnDOT will not consider selling or releasing any “excess” road right-of-way until the Highway 100 project is completely finished, including landscaping, and perhaps not until the landscaping has been established...


City Council adopts resolution supporting all members of the St. Louis Park community

updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017

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...


PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy

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 jgrove@stlouispark.org, phone 952.924.2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at pmk@sppa.com.



Sprinkling Ordinance Conserves Water

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...


MyStLouisPark Mobile App

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....


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...


City of St. Louis Park maintains the highest credit rating from Standard & Poors

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...


St. Louis Park named a Bicycle Friendly Community

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 –...


St. Louis Park Continues Graffiti Crackdown

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...


Re-imagining the Walker-Lake area of St. Louis Park

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...


Construction Management Plan

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.



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St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952.924.2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org