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-Won the American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Excellence Award for a Grassroots Initiative in 2007, the 2006 Innovations in Minnesota Government Award, a Special Community Initiative Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the APA in 2005, and was a finalist in the Innovations in American Government Awards, also in 2005.
Moving Forward! Rice Street: Thursday, August 2, 2007
Want to be a part of creating the future of Rice Street?
With the City’s “Invest St. Paul”, and a renewed energy and excitement to address many of the vacant and blighted property along Rice Street, now is the time to get involved! Join us for a series of innovative and interactive community workshops where participants will be able to test out their own development concepts to see what’s possible. A team of design experts, development consultants, and facilitators from the nationally award winning Corridor Housing Initiative will join District 6 Planning Council, Sparc, and St. Paul’s Dept of Planning & Economic Development to help raise the level of dialogue around redevelopment issues. You don’t want to miss it!
Mark your calendars for the following events:
Thursday, June 21, 2007 Rethinking Rice Street 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Bernard's Parish Center, 147 W. Geranium AveLearn about what makes Rice Street work, and share your ideas about how housing, transit, and commercial development can make Rice Street a more vibrant corridor and asset to the community.
Thursday, July 12, 2007 Development ABCs 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Bernard's Parish Center, 147 W. Geranium AveJoin your neighbors in an interactive workshop to create feasible development scenarios for Rice Street. Design and development experts will be on hand to share ideas and insights.
Thursday, August 2, 2007 Moving Forward! 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Bernard's Parish Center, 147 W. Geranium Ave Explore the opportunities and challenges for development along Rice Street with a panel of developers, business leaders, and city representatives to build a strategic road map for the future of Rice Street.
All events are free and open to the public.