We are pleased to report that the process is moving forward for our application to use the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet’s Provincial House as a shelter for families experiencing homelessness.
On Thursday, February 25, at 3:30 pm, the public will have an opportunity to provide comments on this application at a City of Saint Paul Zoning Committee hearing. (A link to the meeting will be posted on the City’s website next week.)
We encourage you to share your support for (or any concerns about) the project by emailing comments to PED-ZoningCommitteeSecretary@ci.stpaul.mn.us by noon on Feb. 24, or by testifying during the meeting. If you previously submitted comments, all is well—they will be included in the public record.
The Zoning Committee’s recommendation will then to the Planning Commission for a vote on Friday, March 5. If all goes well, families could move into the shelter in March!
As a reminder, the proposed site for the shelter, located at 1880 Randolph Avenue in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, would serve approximately 20 families with minor children, almost all under the age of 12. COVID-19 and the subsequent economic downturn have exacerbated the housing and shelter crises in Ramsey County. The county and its partners have been working since the start of the pandemic to identify locations in the community that could provide additional shelter for those who are experiencing housing instability or unsheltered homelessness.
Thank you for your support of the families we serve, and thank you for sharing your feedback with City leaders by February 24.