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File #: RES 19-728    Version: 1 Name: Cooperative Agreement w/City of Roseville & Maplewood for the Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/1/2019
Title: Authorizing the City to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with City of Roseville and City of Maplewood to execute Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. City of Saint Paul - RES 18-1741, 2. Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan
Related files: RES 18-1741, RES 20-635
Title
Authorizing the City to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with City of Roseville and City of Maplewood to execute Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan.

Body
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 three Cities are coordinating efforts to improve the area around the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue; 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, this area was designated a Commercial Vitality Zone project in 2017, and the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority provided funds to help prepare a vision plan in partnership with the cities of Maplewood and Roseville; and

WHEREAS, the City Council approved the Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan (Vision Plan) (Res 18-1741) as a foundational document to guide transportation improvements and the overall revitalization of the area and included recommendations for the following elements of the plan:

• pedestrian, bicycle, and transit user experience enhancements;
• public realms improvements around streetscape and urban forest;
• stormwater management;
• roadway changes and intersection improvements;
• key redevelopment sites within the gateway area; and
• project implementation; and

WHEREAS, each of the three Cities desire to contribute financial support to fund professional services necessary to build a Rice and Larpenteur Alliance and execute the Vision Plan; and

WHEREAS, the three Cities issued a Request for Proposals for consulting services to begin implementation of the Vision Plan on January 7, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the three Cities interviewed finalists on February 12, 2019 and...

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