The Cities of Maplewood, Roseville, and Saint Paul, and Ramsey County (identified as the Rice‐Larpenteur Alliance) are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to consultants that may be interested in supporting revitalization initiatives along the Rice St. & Larpenteur Ave. Gateway.
The Rice‐Larpenteur Alliance has been working to bring attention to the Rice‐Larpenteur Gateway for the last two years. The group was initially organized through meeting facilitation by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, the group retained consultants from Perkins & Will to act as project manager for a multi‐jurisdictional visioning plan. Perkins+Will convened staff and public engagement meetings, solicited feedback, and led content creation for what is now called the Gateway Visioning Plan. In early‐2018, the Alliance completed the nearly yearlong planning process to identify a shared vision for the Rice‐Larpenteur Gateway.\
The agreed upon vision for this area is:The Rice‐Larpenteur Gateway area will be a safe, engaging, and inviting neighborhood center that includes common space, a high‐quality pedestrian environment, and robust reinvestment for the diverse people of the surrounding communities to live, conduct business, and play together.