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Invitation to Attend the Rondo Land Bridge Project Advisory Group Launch at the EcoDistricts Summit

Invitation to Attend the Rondo Land Bridge Project Advisory Group Launch at the EcoDistricts Summit

ReConnectRondo is pursing the realization of a Rondo Land Bridge (RLB) to advance opportunity in and to reconnect the Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul torn apart by the construction of Interstate 94. Join us for an interactive workshop with community members featuring hands on asset mapping, and

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Plans for a Land Bridge in Historic Rondo

Plans for a Land Bridge in Historic Rondo

Season 2018 Episode 30 Marvin Anderson + Walter Smith talked about plans to transform St. Paul’s I-94 corridor.

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ULI Week: Sunday Welcome Dinner

ULI Week: Sunday Welcome Dinner



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ULI Week: ULI Panel Presentation

ULI Week: ULI Panel Presentation



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Support builds for bridge over I-94 in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood

Support builds for bridge over I-94 in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood

A constant roar rises from Interstate 94 in St. Paul as cars rip down eight lanes of traffic on their way between the Twin Cities’ two downtowns. What sliced apart a thriving neighborhood a half-century ago is a stark, concrete reminder of how freeways can disfigure cities.

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“A Reckoning or a Renaissance?”

“A Reckoning or a Renaissance?”

The work of ReConnectRondo, Inc, (RCR) is quite a profound realization of two converging forces and realities that is spawning a nationwide conversational dialogue and spanning a range of diverse public, private and nonprofit organizations from all over the world, which arguably is the most significant project

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Avoiding Gentrification in the Rondo Land Bridge Project

Avoiding Gentrification in the Rondo Land Bridge Project

How will you guarantee that this project won’t gentrify the Rondo neighborhood? – Coordinate a neighborhood/regional economic development approach that takes into account the current need areas (crime mitigation, green space, housing, jobs,etc) that includes a redevelopment strategy that is not contingent upon the land bridge’s development

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Rondo Land Bridge Concept Gains National Backing

Rondo Land Bridge Concept Gains National Backing

Original Article Published: http://www.kstp.com A community push to reconnect an historic African-American St. Paul neighborhood is getting national support. This week, the Urban Land Institute joined the nonprofit ReConnect Rondo to discuss plans for a land bridge. ReConnect Rondo is leading the charge to cap Interstate 94 between

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Urban Land Institute to Advise ReConnect Rondo on Development of “Freeway Lid” Park Space to Link Rondo Neighborhoods Adjacent to Interstate 94 in Saint Paul

Urban Land Institute to Advise ReConnect Rondo on Development of “Freeway Lid” Park Space to Link Rondo Neighborhoods Adjacent to Interstate 94 in Saint Paul

Visit by ULI Experts is Part of Nationwide “10-Minute Walk” Campaign to Increase Urban Park Access For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086; trisha.riggs@uli.org WASHINGTON (March 15, 2018) — A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the  Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be

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Rondo Land Bridge discussion resumes Thursday

Rondo Land Bridge discussion resumes Thursday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is studying how to reconnect certain neighborhoods separated by construction of the trench-like Interstate 94 decades ago. A community discussion was to continue Thursday about the possibility of erecting a land bridge in the historic Rondo neighborhood. If approved and funded, a

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