Hillcrest Master Plan
The City of Saint Paul is responsible for the Hillcrest master plan. Once complete, it will serve as the blueprint for future redevelopment. For example, it will guide decisions related to buildings, infrastructure, and amenities. At the same time, it will bring balance to economic factors, transportation/pedestrian needs, and land use. It will also guide sustainability measures.
It’s important to note that the Hillcrest master plan is not being created in a vacuum. The City appointed both a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide much needed feedback.
The CAC is a 10-person committee representing both the neighborhood and business community. Together, this team provides feedback on land use priorities, street and trail networks, open spaces, and neighborhood connections. Members engage with the community and speak on behalf of those they represent.The Community Advisory Committee typically meets every third Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at Hayden Heights Library, or remotely as needed.
Hillcrest Market Study
Outside of the Hillcrest master plan, the only information we have, as it relates to the future of the site, is a Market Study from Maxfield Research & Consulting. The study indicates the capacity for up to 1,000 housing units and 1,000 jobs. Community input will drive how these components come together.
The Port Authority provided this study to the City. In turn, the City is using this information while developing the Hillcrest master plan.
In the end, we anticipate a neighborhood that adds to the vibrancy of Saint Paul’s East Side. One with diverse housing options, living wage jobs, and the open spaces residents want for social and recreational purposes. A community committed to advancing sustainable design solutions in the marketplace. And more importantly, spaces that work together aesthetically, in a way that will continue to build a sense of neighborhood pride.