About Us

The Friendly Streets Initiative is based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota and facilitates community organizing through creative public engagement events. We assist communities in visioning for positive change to public spaces, collect and analyze data, and help neighbors navigate city planning processes.


News & Announcements

 Team Better Block at FNA Annual Party to launch

Victoria Theater WikiBlock Project

We are excited to announce that Jason Roberts and Monica Diodati of Team Better Block will be present at the Frogtown Neighborhood Association Annual Party on June 23, 2016, from 5 – 8pm, at Minnehaha Rec Center (Minnehaha near Dale).  Jason, Monica, and the FSI Team will be officially announcing the start of the Victoria Theater WikiBlock Project!  This fall, in partnership with Victoria Theater and the Frogtown Neighborhood Association, we will  transform the empty lot next to Ryan Plumbing on University Avenue into an active performance space, mimicking the nearby Victoria Theater.

How to get involved?  Join our Community Builders Group! 

Are you a kid or a teen, and like to work with software and build models, there is a special opportunity for you!

To learn more, contact Lars at: lars@fsimn.org

Thanks to the Knight Green Line Challenge for support on this first-of-a-kind project!


Friendly Front Yards Launch a Success!

On Saturday, June 11 The Musicant Group and Friendly Streets Initiative launched the Friendly Front Yards project.  Two dozen wonderful participants from Hamline-Midway, Frogtown, and Rondo neighborhoods gathered to learn more about Musicant Group’s Front Yard Toolkit and to enjoy a lunch in the front yard of the Hamline-Midway Library.

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