Southeast Roseville

During the City Council’s recent priority planning discussions, the Southeast area of Roseville was identified as a dynamic area of the City that is ripe for revitalization. To that end, City elected officials and staff have become active partners in several efforts to help move the revitalization efforts forward! Check out what’s happening and how you can become involved or learn more.

City of Roseville Now Accepting Applications!
The Rice St./Larpenteur Ave. Visioning Plan - Community Advisory Group!

The cities of Maplewood, Roseville, and Saint Paul are seeking interested community stakeholders to assist in the visioning of the Rice Street/Larpenteur Avenue Gateway Planning Area (the Gateway Area). The Cities share a common interest in supporting redevelopment and reinvestment at the Rice Street/Larpenteur Avenue Gateway Planning Area and have a unique opportunity to cooperatively develop a vision for the short- and long-term future of the area. Applications are due April 14 and selections will be made at the end of April.

For more information about the Community Advisory Group's role, responsibilities, and expectations please 
 visit St. Paul's page

To Apply to the Community Advisory Group: CLICK HERE
Planning Commission To Review 211 N. McCarrons Rezoning, April 5

The Planning Commission will review the rezoning/comprehensive plan amendment request at 211 N. McCarrons from Institutional to Low Density Residential-1. The meeting will be held on April 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The Planning Commission will consider public input as well as surrounding land uses before making a zoning recommendation to the City Council.  The item is tentatively scheduled for consideration by the City Council on Monday, April 24.

Community Input Meeting - 211 N. McCarrons

On January 23 the City Council received a presentation on the feedback from the Community Input Meetings held in November 2016 regarding the possible land uses and potential rezoning for 211 N. McCarrons. (See Council Agenda - Item 14b; View Jan. 23 Meeting - Item 14b begins at approximately 1:37). Council directed staff to begin the Comp Plan Amendment/Rezoning process to guide the property to have a Comp Plan designation of Low Density Residential (LDR) with a Zoning of LDR-1, which would allow up to 4 single family homes per acre.

A Community Input Meeting was held on Tuesday, November 15 to explore rezoning options for 211 N McCarrons Blvd, the former National Guard Armory property.  More than 80 people attended the two sessions.  During each session Community Development staff discussed the types of development that could be supported over a range of zoning classifications. Attendees asked questions, provided comment, and were given a survey that asked them to identify their preferred development options.  Use the links below to view the presentation materials and access the online survey.

Multi-Jurisdictional Collaboration and Visioning

Representatives from Roseville, Saint Paul, and Maplewood are collaborating with Ramsey County on ways to revitalize the Larpenteur Avenue and Rice Street corridors. The corridors, which border Southeast Roseville, were identified as a priority area in the Policy Priority Plan adopted by the City Council for 2016.

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Karen Interagency Work Group

The Karen Interagency Work Group, which includes several nonprofit groups and social service agencies, started meeting in 2014 and now holds monthly meetings. The group is focused on better understanding refugee resettlement issues and finding available resources to support our newest immigrants.

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  • The group is always open to Roseville residents, organizations, and community leaders who are interested in finding solutions to the identified challenges. To find out about the meeting schedule or how you can be part of the Work Group or subgroup focused on recreation opportunities, contact Kari Collins

Focus on Rental Housing and Information

The group first addressed the need to ensure that safe, affordable housing was available. In late 2013 the Council approved a Rental Licensing program, which allows City staff to inspect rental units and work with property owners to make substandard units code-compliant. In 2015, City staff also worked with ECHO Minnesota and a variety of housing agencies to produce and distribute a video about renters’ rights and responsibilities. The video is now available in 5 languages: Karen, Hmong, Somali, Spanish and English. In addition to the video, the Minnesota Literacy Council has developed an English Language Learner (ELL) curriculum on rental rights and responsibilities that was piloted in 14 different schools and launches in summer 2016 in Roseville Area Schools.

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Increasing Recreational Programming

The Working Group identified a need for youth to have affordable and easily accessible summer and after-school recreation opportunities. A subgroup of the Work Group is now working to make this a reality. One of their partners is the Roseville Police Department, who is working with the Parks and Recreation Department to find space and to expand opportunities in the area.

Building a Community Garden

Out of the Working Group also emerged a subgroup focused on developing a community garden in the area. What was once a seed of an idea is now a wonderful reality! Thanks to the concerted efforts of members of the Lake McCarrons Neighborhood Association and staff from the cities of Roseville and Maplewood, more than 200 plots are now available within walking distance of the immigrant communities that live predominantly in Southeast Roseville.

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