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University UNITED Has Moved To:
2233 University Avenue West, Suite 335
St. Paul, MN 55114
(651) 399-7221
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University UNITED  A Coalition of Midway Citizens and Businesses
Open Letter from Board Chair Stuart Alger

For over a decade, University UNITED has led the effort to bring transit oriented development (TOD) to the University Avenue corridor. With the recent adoption of TOD plans and land use controls by the city of St. Paul, UNITED has refocused its strategic approach away from planning and advocacy towards project implementation. We identify high-potential development sites, convene adjacent property owners and provide a variety of technical support services needed to create and implement a development plan. For example, working with over 25 stakeholders, we created a variety of development plans for the Fairview LRT Station Area. More information can be found at


University Avenue Urban Manufacturing

University UNITED, Sparc, and the St. Anthony Park Community Council received grants from the St. Paul Foundation and the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative to do a feasibility study on ways to promote urban manufacturing along University Avenue. For more information on this click here.


Business Improvement Districts

We are now working with property owners along Transfer Road and Prior and Fairview Avenues to explore the possibility of creating a Business Improvement District (BID) that would promote the area as a technology development district. For more information see links below.

Minnesota Transfer Technology District

Overview Business Improvement Districts by Dr. Carol Becker

NYC Guide to Setting Up BID

NYC Sample BID District Plan

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