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.
News and Events
Garden Adopter Kick-off Celebration
Friday, March 2, 2018
Bad Weather Brewing
Over the past few years we have put a lot of effort into landscaping the area along Little Bohemia Trail through a series of plantings. In order to help maintain the planting areas we have divvied up plots along the bike trail into 10-20 foot areas and are asking neighbors to "Adopt a Garden".
This event is for those who have already signed up to adopt a garden plot and for those who are interested in learning more about this project.
There are 20 plots along the freeway wall and 7 gardens along the trail, all planted and maintained by neighborhood volunteers. Some areas have thrived and will require maintenance, while others have more challenging site conditions and need new creative vision — ALL have opportunity to grow, change, and fulfill your love for gardening and/or landscaping!
If you are unable to attend but would like more information about adopting a garden plot please email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Little Bohemia Apparel Available
Pick up a LBNA T-shirt, hoodie, tank tops and other cool merchandise from our new online apparel provider. All featuring the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association logo! Proceeds from the sale of our LBNA merchandise help support LBNA activities, such as the neighborhood garage sale. Click here to check out the full range of apparel and to place your order.
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.
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.
Believe it or not, this little vinyl-sided St. Paul house was built before Minnesota was a state
Posted October 29, 2017 by the Pioneer Press
When residents of St. Paul’s West Seventh neighborhood found out about the impending demolition of a neglected, one-story, less-than-800-square-foot house, they rushed to save it. Why? The house at 412 Goodrich Avenue was built in 1856 and is one of the oldest standing structures in the area. More...
Former St. Paul Firehouse to Find New Life as Wine Bar
Posted June 22, 2017 by KSTP News
A former Saint Paul firehouse built in 1872 is getting new life: The building near Grand Avenue and West 7th Street will become a wine bar. Last year, neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit against the developer to stop him from demolishing the building. Now, the developer plans to turn it into a wine bar as he builds a new Marriott hotel next door. More...
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...
LBNA Monthly Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Where: 358 Goodrich Ave
Time: 7 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the LBNA. We discuss issues and events that impact our neighborhood. Meetings are held at neighbors homes. 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.