Come to the Summit


Community organizers from more than a dozen groups will host the Central Corridor Summit this weekend, focusing on a range of community concerns about the Central Corridor project. They hope for a big turnout of people concerned about and affected by the proposed Central Corridor light rail line to work on action plans on topics including jobs, small business retention and development, mitigation of the effects of construction and light rail, affordable housing and commercial space, minority and women contracting, biking and walking, neigbhorhood identity, community participation, greening the corridor, and more.

The Summit will take place at Central Corridor Resource Center at 1080 University Avenue (just east of Lexington) starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Organizers include Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, Aurora Saint Anthony NDC, Community Stabilization Project, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, ISAIAH, Jewish Community Action (March 8 only), Just Equity, Ramsey Chapter of MICAH, Saint Paul NAACP, Transit for Livable Communities, UFCW Local 789, University Avenue Business Association, and University UNITED.

Those who go to the summit will have an opportunity to participate in one of eight breakout groups on specific topics. Each group will be led by one or more experienced organizers from the community groups sponsoring the summit, and food will be provided for participants.

For further information, contact Carol Swenson, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, 651.249.6877 or