The City Parks and Recreation Department will engage community members to inform and develop a Master Plan for Summit Avenue that reviews the corridor from the Mississippi River to Downtown Saint Paul. This master plan will evaluate opportunities, constraints, and feasibility of a regional trail facility within the corridor and will serve as a guide to future transportation, pedestrian, and parkway improvements.
Funding for the master plan has been secured from the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant.
Public Comment Period for Draft Master Plan
A draft of the Summit Avenue Regional Trail Master Plan is now available. The public a comment period will run through November.
October 27, 2022: Community Open House
Open House Board - Community Engagement (2) (747.52 KB)Open House Board - Analysis (26.36 MB)Open House Board - Design Process (2) (23.49 MB)Open House Board - Design Process (3) (15.14 MB)Key Topics - Roadway (13.46 MB)Key Topics - History and Process (4.95 MB)Key Topics - Corridor Trees (1.23 MB)Key Topics - Safety and Crossings (10.97 MB)Master Plan Summary Document (4.52 MB)Project Info (Tri-Fold) (2.76 MB)
- Thursday, October 27 | 5:00-7:00PM
- Hidden River Middle School | 1700 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
- City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation invited members of the public to view design concepts, share feedback, and engage with the project team to learn more about the draft master plan.
- About this Phase of the Project
- The City Parks and Recreation department is working on a draft regional trail master plan for an off-street bicycle connection between the Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park and The Sam Morgan Regional Trail via the parkway on Summit Avenue and Downtown Saint Paul. In this phase, the draft will reflect progress on an overall planning framework, existing conditions analysis, engagement processes, design approach, and implementation outline for a regional facility. Following the master plan draft process, the City would finalize recommendations for a regional trail facility to Parks and Transportation Commissions, City Council, and Metropolitan Council Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC). If the master plan is approved, then Parks and Recreation would need to secure funding for design, engineering, and construction of the future trail. Further design will be required to advance important aspects of the project beyond the master planning phase in order to prepare a project for construction.
Summer 2022 EngagementJuly 8 - Planning Commission Meeting Slides (14.17 MB)
June 6, 2022: Public Information Session
Community members attended a public information session on June 6 from 7:00-8:30pm for a project update and to review potential trail concepts.June 6 - Public Information Session - Agenda (139.52 KB)
May 25, 2022 - DAC MeetingMay 25 - DAC Meeting Agenda (388.03 KB)May 25 - DAC Meeting Slides (37.6 MB)May 25 - DAC Meeting Breakout Room Notes (966.85 KB)May 25 - DAC Meeting Chat Notes (157.37 KB)
May 23, 2022 - TAC MeetingMay 23 - TAC Meeting Agenda (314.02 KB)May 23 - TAC Meeting Slides (36.05 MB)May 23 - TAC Meeting Breakout Room Notes (1.31 MB)
April 13, 2022 - Drop-in Engagement SessionApril 13 - Drop-in Engagement Session Slides (10.84 MB)
March 16, 2022 - Drop-in Engagement SessionMarch 16 - Drop-in Engagement Session Slides (12.27 MB)
February 16, 2022 - Drop-in Engagement Session
February 15, 2022 - DAC MeetingFeb. 15th - DAC Meeting Agenda (239.84 KB)Feb. 15th - DAC Meeting Slides (15.62 MB)
February 4, 2022 - TAC MeetingFeb. 4th - TAC Meeting Slides (9.47 MB)
2021 Bicycle Count Data Summary (393.53 KB)2019 Bike and Pedestrian Report (1.74 MB)
Oct-Nov. Engagement Website & Project Kickoff
Dec-Feb. Advisory Committee Meetings & Corridor Evaluation
Mar.-Apr. Master Plan Development & Corridor Analysis
May Present Design Concepts
Fall Draft Master Plan & Open House
Winter Final Master Plan & Approval Processes