1. Infuse more green space and parks geared toward cultivating community, health, and wellness into Frogtown.
Though St. Paul has more parks per capita than many other cities across the nation (2nd, behind minneapolis- go MN!), few of these parks exist within Frogtown, having only .006 acres of green space per child while boasting the highest concentration of children in St. Paul (with over 30% of residents being under 17). We intend on balancing our highly urban and culture rich environment with beautifully landscaped green space for residents to enjoy.
2. We’d like to take a flexible, functional, and holistic approach to the design of public space, Ensuring that it reflects our neighborhood’s history, its stories, the cultures of its inhabitants, and Our pride of place, art, and community, All while meetING our sustainability goals.
Streets, sidewalks, alleys, and parking lots make up the bulk of our space here in Frogtown, yet very little thought has been put into how they’re designed.
These spaces activate our neighborhood. They not only need to be attractively designed, but functionally designed so they’re able to serve as extensions of our homes.. utilized to better bring community together.
3. Make Frogtown a more walkable community.
Though we’d like our neighborhood to be more walkable for practicality’s sake, many of us Frogtowners are well aware of climate change and would like to work towards reducing our collective footprint.
WE also understand we’d be much healthier humans if we were encouraged to move our bodies a bit more.