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Posted on: November 1, 2018

City to Hold TCAAP/Rice Creek Commons Public Forum November 15

Arden Hills Staff and City Council members invite all residents and community members to a public forum on Thursday, November 15, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to hear recent developments related to the TCAAP/Rice Creek Commons project. The forum will be held in the Ramsey County Public Works Building, Marsden Room, 1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive (Hamline Avenue and Highway 96). 


Staff will provide a 30-minute overview of the project, beginning at 6:15 p.m., including an update on the approved Master Plan and current Master Development Agreement negotiations, an overview of how the development may be financed, an update on the progress of the Civic Site Task Force (to be presented by HGA architects) and an overview of proposed parks and trails.


Following the presentation, attendees will visit five stations, where they can ask questions of staff, consultants and Council members and provide feedback related to the following areas:


              Master Plan and History

              Civic Space Plans


              Infrastructure (roads, water tower, sewer)

              Parks and Trails


The Rice Creek Commons development is expected to be comparable in size to downtown Saint Paul and will significantly change the City landscape. Plans include a mixed-use village with light industrial/commercial buildings, retail, various types of housing, parks, trails, a civic space and easy access to I-35W. Early estimates point to a City population increase of about 40 percent, from approximately 10,000 residents to nearly 14,000 residents.


"This is a large project for the City of Arden Hills and the region, and we want to make sure our residents understand the scope of the project and how it will impact them," said Mayor David Grant. "We also want to hear their feedback on the proposals and negotiations to date with our partners Ramsey County and Alatus, LLC."

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