Special Meeting Dec. 8: HOPE Community Academy Expansion

Special Meeting December 8th

HOPE Community Academy, a local charter school on Payne Avenue, is proposing to expand their current building and to potentially acquire and demolish nearby homes to build a new parking lot on the bluff overlooking Swede Hollow Park. HOPE is requesting that the City of St. Paul issue $22M in revenue bonds in relation to the expansion.

The Payne Phalen Community Council wants to get community input on the plan and allow community members to ask questions and voice their support or concerns with this plan. We are attempting to have this special meeting, and communicate what is heard at the meeting, to the City Council before they make a final decision on the funding in December.

Tuesday December 8th, 2020,  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The meeting will be held virtually, and a link to the meeting will be sent shortly before the meeting starts. Please register to attend the meeting here. Please contact district5@paynephalen.org if you have any questions.

Public documents are available for your review and consideration:
Saint Paul HRA HOPE Academy Notice of Public Hearing (Mtg Date 11-18-2020)
Application Pages 1-14
appl pages 236-242
20200623_HOPE SPR Drawing Set FINAL

On the City of Saint Paul website, you can view video and minutes from the 11/18/20 Saint Paul HRA Public Hearing, plus reports and all comments submitted prior to the 11/18/20 meeting:
Reports and comments are listed as attachments at this link  Reports and Comments
The above page also has a link to the video recording from this section of the meeting.
Action Minutes of 11/18/20 Public Hearing can be found at City HRA Public Hearing 11.18.2020

The date HRA is scheduled to make a final decision on HOPE Academy’s request for Conduit Bonds is currently set for Wednesday December 9, 2020.

Community Mtg packet Nov.24.2020  Our letter to the City on the bonding request starts on page 11.

Download a flyer for the meeting: Special Meeting_HOPE_12.8.20_(2)


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