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File #: RES 18-1741    Version: 1 Name: Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/17/2018
Title: Approving the Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan as a foundational document to guide transportation and overall revitalization of the area.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Planning Commission Report, 2. City Council Resolution 17-232, 3. Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan, 4. Planning Commission Resolution
Related files: RES 19-726, RES 19-728, RES 20-635, RES PH 20-201
Title
Approving the Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan as a foundational document to guide transportation and overall revitalization of the area.

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WHEREAS, Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue is a key gateway into the Cities of Maplewood, Roseville, and Saint Paul (the three Cities); and

WHEREAS, the neighborhood adjacent to Rice and Larpenteur is one of the most densely populated area of Saint Paul, outside of downtown; and

WHEREAS, the Rice and Larpenteur intersection is located within a concentrated area of poverty based on census data of household income; and

WHEREAS, the three Cities are coordinating efforts to improve the area around the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue; and

WHERAS, the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce has helped to coordinate efforts between the three Cities; and

WHEREAS, the Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue intersection was identified as the highest priority planning area after a Smart Growth America assessment of Larpenteur Avenue that was sponsored by Ramsey County, the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and East Metro Strong; and

WHEREAS, the three Cities held a joint public input event to identify needs for the corridor, including improved public safety, better pedestrian facilities and public realm, and more community-oriented business; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey County is undertaking a Rice Street corridor study to plan the future roadway cross-section; and

WHEREAS, this area was designated a Commercial Vitality Zone project in 2017, and the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority provided $50,000 to help prepare this plan in partnership with the cities of Maplewood and Roseville; and

WHEREAS, the three Cities retained a consulting team led by Perkins & Will; and

WHEREAS, the Gateway Planning Committee was formed, which included elected officials and staff from the three Cities, and provided direction on the planning project; and

WHEREAS, a Community Advisory Group provided insights into the ...

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