A Better Way is an advocacy group for better development and better investment in St Paul. A Better Way began as an advocacy group for better development on Grand Avenue, and has expanded to encompass development city-wide.

Our current top issue is the Summit Avenue Master Plan. Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness of the project
  • Inspire stakeholder participation
  • Save trees
  • Promote multi-modal use of Summit, most especially pedestrians
  • Promote enjoyment & appreciation of Summit Avenue as a unique, historic treasure

Summit Avenue Master Plan

Summit is “Great Street”

Complementing this architectural legacy, and leading APA to single it out as one of 10 Great Streets for 2008, are the avenue’s marvelous vistas, park-like qualities, and a decades-long history of planning measures, civic participation, and private stewardship that kept Summit’s unique character intact.”

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Summit History

Larry Millet’s article for the Star Tribune, about the lost six blocks of Summit Avenue

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Visit Saint Paul guide to Summit

“Did you know Summit Avenue is home to the longest stretch of Victorian-era homes in the United States? Learn more about the origin and preservation of this iconic Saint Paul street”

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Summit Avenue Master Plan


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