St. Paul Central Station: A Walking Case Study in How to Turn a Place Around (8:30am-12:30pm)

Wednesday, September 13

In the Fall of 2016 a wide range of businesses, civic and community organizations teamed up with the Musicant Group to create a more inviting and vibrant space for transit riders, employees, residents, and visitors in the largely vacant block surrounding the Green Line’s Central Station in Downtown St. Paul. Over the next year The Musicant Group led the coalition’s placemaking efforts to transform what was a bleak environment into a safe and inviting space for all. Experience first hand how the placemaking process was deployed to unite disparate and often divided public and private actors around a common cause.


  • Max Musicant, Founder, The Musicant Group
  • Katherine O’Neil, Project Manager, The Musicant Group