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Community members invited to join Riverview Modern Streetcar Project committees

It's Your Streetcar - Tell us what you think imageRamsey County is forming two public advisory committees for the Riverview Modern Streetcar Project to increase outreach to and amplify the voices of people who live, work and recreate on and near the corridor. Applications for both the Community Advisory Committee and the Station Area Planning Task Force will be accepted through December 15, 2020.

These committees will serve during the Engineering and Pre-Environmental Phase (EPE) of the project which will last for approximately three years (early 2021 – late 2023). 

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The Community Advisory Committee provides the project team with a well-rounded community perspective on project design, environmental analysis and community engagement opportunities and techniques throughout the project area. The committee will be made up of of 15-20 members who will meet quarterly during through the EPE phase. 

The Station Area Planning Task Force will guide the development of station area plans within the city of Saint Paul as well as advise and host community engagement efforts related to station area planning. The task force will be made up of of 15-20 members who will meet every one or two months during through the EPE phase. 

In order to most broadly represent those interested in the project, members for both committees will be selected to provide broad geographic representation and racial and cultural diversity along the project area. Committee membership will balance residents and potential users, business owners and employees, and other stakeholders with connections to the corridor. 

People may apply to be on both the Community Advisory Committee and Station Area Planning Task Force but will be chosen to serve on no more than one group.

The Riverview Corridor is a 12-mile planned transportation connection between neighborhoods and anchor destinations and employers in downtown Saint Paul, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. The planned modern streetcar line includes use of existing METRO Green Line stations and tracks in downtown Saint Paul and existing METRO Blue Line stations and tracks south of the Mississippi River beginning at Fort Snelling. Nine new stations are planned along West 7th Street (State Highway 5).

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.