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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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Real estate experts study covering I-94 in St. Paul’s old Rondo neighborhood

Real estate experts study covering I-94 in St. Paul’s old Rondo neighborhood

Construction of Interstate 94 through St. Paul in the 1950s and 1960s upended the Rondo neighborhood, forever separating what’s now Summit-University with a deep highway trench. Maybe not forever. Organizers behind the ReConnectRondo initiative have kicked off a week’s worth of community panels, a dinner, reception, tours

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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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Land bridge proposed over I-94 to reconnect Rondo neighborhood

Land bridge proposed over I-94 to reconnect Rondo neighborhood

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The construction of I-94 more than 50 years ago cut straight through the Rondo community in St. Paul. This weekend, an effort to reconnect the neighborhood takes another step. Neighborhood leaders want to build a land bridge or “freeway lid” over I-94 to reunite

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Planning group to weigh in on Rondo Land Bridge

Planning group to weigh in on Rondo Land Bridge

Representatives from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be in St. Paul next week to give input on the proposed Rondo Land Bridge, which would stretch over Interstate 94 and reconnect the Rondo neighborhood. The ULI group, which includes panelists from California, Washington state, New Jersey, Missouri

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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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St. Paul council approves budget with new money for Rondo Land Bridge, downtown greeters, more

St. Paul council approves budget with new money for Rondo Land Bridge, downtown greeters, more

St. Paul is poised to fund a study for the proposed Rondo Land Bridge, a highway cover to allow new real estate development and pedestrian access over Interstate 94 in the Summit-University area. The city also will put $280,000 next year toward the police department’s aging vehicle

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The Birth of a Metro Highway (Interstate 94)

The Birth of a Metro Highway (Interstate 94)

The idea to connect the Twin Cities was first approached by city officials in the 1920s, but took hold in 1944 due in part to a proposal by the National Inter-Regional Highways Committee – a creation of then president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Commission was tasked with

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Before it was cut in half by I-94, St. Paul’s Rondo was a thriving African-American cultural center

Before it was cut in half by I-94, St. Paul’s Rondo was a thriving African-American cultural center

Original Article Published: http://www.minnpost.com St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood ran roughly between University Avenue to the north, Selby Avenue to the south, Rice Street to the east, and Lexington Avenue to the west. African American churches, businesses, and schools set down roots there in the late nineteenth and

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