Welcome to the Highland Community Initiative....

We are "Building the community that will be the community!"



The Highland Heritage Project (part of Highland Community Initiative - HCI) will be pursuing a grant for writing a history of Highland Park.


Next steps will be discussed 7 pm Tuesday, August 13, at the Highland Heritage Project meeting. Join us to be a part of this exciting project!


We will meet in the Activity Room of the Hillcrest Community Center at the Highland library. Signs and or a greeter will get you to the right location.


Thank You,

Annice Gregerson and Jackie Mosio

Highland Community Initiative





Highland Heritage Meeting - 7 PM, Tuesday, August 13


Highland Community Initiative is continuing to organize the Highland Heritage Project to encourage recording Highland history-both past and as it develops with the build- out of the Ford site.

We hope to see you at this Heritage meeting on Tuesday, August 13 from 7-8:45 p.m. held in the Highland Park Community Center part of the Library Building at 1978 Ford Parkway. A sign will direct you to the 2nd floor Village View room.

Feel free to bring along a friend/neighbor who shares your enthusiasm.

Thank you,

Jackie Mosio and Annice Gregerson



Important Information - Saint Paul City Council Open Houses




Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

700 South Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, 55116

The primary topics of this open house will be natural and built environment, land use, geology, water resources, animal species, visual, air, and noise.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Highland Park Community Center 

1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, 55116

The primary topic of this open house will be transportation.



We launched Highland Community Initiative to address residents' stake in the plans for the Ford site and have continued working on organizing.

Now that Ryan Companies has been named the master developer, our community has many opportunities to be even more engaged in the process. HCI has always focused on community building, information and education.

So much to learn and think about regarding the building-out process and the development:

What is the process? What are the distinct roles of the architects, engineers, designers and developers? Are there enough nerdy folks in Highland who want to learn more about what's involved to host an informative panel?

Then there are other aspects of the project: sustainability, jobs, commerce, good public transit, public art, and amenities such as cultural spaces, and especially historic preservation.

Historic Preservation:

HCI has started the HIGHLAND HISTORIC PROJECT to enhance our sense of community and share our history. Find out how to participate in this project. Check our Facebook group. Contribute old photos, stories and memories.

HCI is:

A grassroots effort engaging residents of the Highland area around the development of the Ford property site.

A way to recognize and tap into the talent and creativity of Highland residents to add valuable local input to the Ford site development.

We’ve complied some wonderful historic information and resources for you about the history of Highland.  From the early days of Fort Snelling to the Ford Plant and Highland apartments, here you can learn much about the rich history of  Highland.

There are many current happenings regarding Highland.  If you are interested in learning more about redevelopment of the Ford plant and other development plans for Highland, we’ve pulled together information that will educate you into what is happening.

The future of Highland is an unknown, but we’ve listed for you possible scenarios for the site as well as Highland Community Initiative’s hopes and plans for the future.

Still want to learn more?  Here we’ve compiled recent press regarding the Ford Site.