Urban, Local, Historic
Welcome to Little Bohemia, an eclectic, historic, urban neighborhood in Saint Paul. We are located in the bustling West 7th Street area, a stone's throw from the Mississippi River, near Downtown. Little Bohemia is an amazing place to live, work and play, where neighbors share a common interest in a sustainable quality of life and support our neighborhood schools, parks, businesses and cultural institutions. This site is hosted by the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association (LBNA). Go to the About section to find out more about us and to join us in our efforts.
New and Events
Little Bohemia Featured in the 2017 West End Garden Tour!
Next year's West End Neighborhood Garden Tour takes place in Little Bohemia on June 10, 2017. We are excited to have the focus on our neighborhood and are inviting Little Bohemia neighbors to showcase their gardens on the tour.
Over the eight year history of the tour, more than 140 gardens in the West End have been featured. Now it is our turn to shine! Up to 200 people typically view your garden during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour time. Assistance is available from gardeners who have been on past tours. To sign up or for more information, contact Marit Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
35E Bike Path Enhancement Project
The Minnesota Department of Transportation in partnership with MN Nature, the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association, the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Tree Care Advocates and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has launch a 3-year project to enhance the landscape surrounding the bike path that runs along 35E, from Grand Ave to St Clair Ave in the Little Bohemia Neighborhood. A significant investment on the part of our project partners, this beautification project will provide greater enjoyment and safety for everyone who used the trail. More…
LBNA Designates 35E Bike Path "Little Bohemia Trail"
At our January meeting, the LIttle Bohemia neighborhood association formally voted to adopt a new name for the bike path that runs along 35E from Grand Ave to St Clair Ave as the "Little Bohemia Trail." Known informally as the 35E Bike Path, the LBNA thought the time was right to give the path a new name, in light of the work that has been done as a part of a 3-year project to enhance the landscaping around the path (see below for details).
Input and suggestions on a new name for the path had been sought from neighbors through our monthly meetings, social media and an ad in the Community Reporter newspaper.
In addition to the landscape work, the LBNA has also secured Capital Improvement Budget funds to rehabilitate the path, add new lighting, and other trail enhancements. Work on this portion of the path will begin in 2016.
Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association Awarded CIB Grant
The LBNA proposal for enhancements to the 35E Bike Path has been included in the final recommendations of the Capital Improvement Budget Committee! The proposal includes resurfacing the path from Grand Ave to St Clair, additional lighting, cross walk improvements at Grand and St Clair Aves, and access to water in Pleasant Place. Work will begin in 2016, and the project concludes in 2017. Click here to read the full LBNA proposal, and click here to see the final CIB recommendations.
City Seeks Developers for Little Bohemia Property
Posted November 18, 2016 by Finance and Commerce
St. Paul has released a request for proposals for its Inspiring Communities program, an initiative where the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority will pay developers to rehabilitate old properties or build new homes on priority sites. The city is prioritizing the homes at 69 Garfield St. in the Little Bohemia neighborhood. More...
Historic St. Paul firehouse to be redeveloped, not razed
Posted August 15, 2016 by the StarTribune
It appears that a historic St. Paul neighborhood has prevailed in its fight to save a piece of its history. St. Paul’s oldest municipal building, a former firehouse near W. 7th Street, will be redeveloped rather than razed, thanks to a $500,000 forgivable loan from the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Council Member Rebecca Noecker announced Thursday. More...
LBNA Monthly Meeting
When: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Where: Home of Jenny Gelhar
295 Sturgis Street
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Join our email list to receive this and other info from the LBNA. Click here to view minutes from past meetings.
Rehab and Homeowner Classes
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota offers classes and workshops that help you better understand and maintain your home, such as Handyman Special, Plaster Repair, or Winterizing Wooden Windows. Click here for schedules and more information.
Join Our Garden Committee
The LBNA is working on gardening projects throughout the neighborhood, centering around Pleasant Place and the 35E bike path. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents toward the beautification of Little Bohemia, email us at email@example.com.
Pleasant Park Adopt A Container Calendar
Click here to view the weekly calendar for trash collection at Pleasant Place or sign up to become a volunteer! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Bohemia T-Shirts On Sale
Pick up a LBNA T-shirt, featuring the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association logo. Cost is $10. Proceeds from the sale of our shirts help support LBNA activities, such as the annual neighborhood garage sale. Click here to submit an online order.