Federation Update

The Federation Board meeting was held on November 11. The next Board meeting is Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at 882 West 7th Street, Suite 6 on the second floor.

Board Update:At their November 11 meeting, the Fort Road Federation Board approved supporting:

  • a variance request for an additional four feet in height for 697 Orrin Street to build a single-family house;
  • a variance request for building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) close to the property line at 273 West Goodhue Street where an existing garage is;
  • waiving the 45-day notice period for liquor licenses for Tori Ramen, to open at 603 West 7th Street, where Chris and Rob’s Taste Authority was previously;

The Board also heard a presentation from the Northland Real Estate Group about a proposed apartment building at 337 West 7th Street that would include retail in the front on the first floor. The project would include about 153 units with covered parking on the first two floors. Various Affordable Housing elements of the plan are being developed. Following the presentation and discussion, the board approved supporting: the project in general; rezoning from T2 to T3; a building that was up to 75’ tall; and vacating the alley that runs between two parcels.

Committees: The Federation has three committees: Transportation and Land Use Committee, Fundraising and Development Committee, and the Community Engagement and Outreach Committee. If you would like to join a committee or learn more about it, please call or email the office at 651-298-5599 or

The Federation’s first annual fundraiser was held on November 12 at the Historic Rathskeller at 882 West 7th Street: Won’t You Be My Neighbor! was an exciting, neighborly event that raised everyone’s spirits as well as funds for our work.

Stay in touch:We encourage neighbors to “like” the West 7th/Fort Road Federation on Facebook find us on Instagram and Twitter: @West7thFortRoad. Subscribe to the FRF e-newsletter at

Contact: Emily Northey, FRF executive director + community organizer; office: 651-298-5599.

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