City-Led Initiatives

South St. Paul - A Proven Partner in Transforming Vision to Reality

South St. Paul’s leaders understand that the City plays a critical role in advancing the City as a great place to live and do business in, and we’ve committed to making sure that City-owned assets such as parks, roadways, and sites are commensurate with the high standard our business community has illustrated in its investments in SSP.

Southview Boulevard Reconstruction (2018)

Southview Boulevard Reconstruction

The Southview Boulevard Reconstruction project addressed aging infrastructure, improved pedestrian/bicycle and transit accommodations, included streetscape elements, and traffic operational and safety needs. The majority of construction was completed in late 2018 which included Southview Boulevard between 3rd Avenue and 20th Avenue, and 3rd Avenue between Southview Boulevard and Marie Avenue.  Landscaping elements will be completed in 2019. The project was built off the Southview Hill Plan's public input and land use vision to develop a roadway improvement project aimed to elevate the street's character and functionality.

North Concord Reconstruction (2020 - 2021)

Ariel image of Concord Street by I-494

This project consists of reconstruction and modernization of Concord Street (TH 156) from Hardman Avenue to 200 feet north of Annapolis Street in South St. Paul. The roadway was originally constructed in 1954 and has not been reconstructed since then. The project will modernize the roadway, upgrade the traffic signals at Wentworth and Bryant Avenues, and make the corridor more multi-modal by reducing potential traveler conflict through the addition of on-street bike lanes and continuous sidewalks.

We want your input!

What are your concerns about the project and what should the city be mindful of during this final design stage? What excites you the most about the project moving forward? Watch the Project Video and visit the Concord Street Feedback Map to tell us issues related to:

  - Access to Concord Street

  - Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities

  - Parking

  - Landscaping

  - Traffic Signal Placement

  - Other

Concord Street Improvement Project Website

Reduced Parking Minimums (2019-2020)

Car Parking

The City is working to reduce off-street parking minimum requirements in areas such as multi-family developments, hotels, and financial institutions to allow businesses and developers to make more efficient use of their space. Additionally, shared parking with adjacent uses can be utilized to further reduce the amount of required off-street parking. The new, lowered parking standards are slated to be finalized by the end of 2019 with the new standards in action as the start of 2020.