Rice Street Visioning Study Community Engagement

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Rice Street Visioning Study online comment map

2023 engagement

June 27 open house

An open house was held to view the final design and construction next steps.

March 20 business meetings
In-person and virtual meetings were held with businesses along Rice Street to review the recommended design, parking plan and design specifics. View the Rice Street Business and Property Owner Resource Toolkit.

Previous engagement

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2022 engagements

Nov. 17 open house

An open house was held to view the recommended design, share your feedback on pedestrian and greening improvements, and learn more about construction next steps.

2021 online engagements

Nov. 16 open house

An online open house was held to share the recommended design for Rice Street and gather feedback.

An online comment map was open through Dec. 15, 2021.

July 14 open house

An online open house was held to discuss three draft road layout concepts for Rice Street and gather feedback.

2020 engagements

Series summary

From August to December 2020, the project team gathered feedback on specific tools that could be used to improve the project area. These tools were released in five separate topic groups: pedestrian and bicycle, transit, streetscape, vehicle traffic and neighborhood design improvements. Members of the public were given the opportunity to learn about each option and provide their feedback via an online survey. After these online topics were released, the project team held an open house in November to discuss results and share potential roadway design options.

Virtual open house Nov. 18, 2020

An online open house was held Nov. 18 to share information about the current phase of the study, collect community input and introduce potential road design concepts.

Potential design solutions

In late summer and fall 2020, the design team will share information on several design solutions that can help address concerns and define the community-driven vision.

View design solution topics and share feedback

Existing conditions engagement series

Traveling on Rice Street

People use Rice Street in a variety of ways. Whether driving, biking or walking, using transit or commuting, each mode of transportation needs to be safe and effective.

Who is using Rice Street?

Learn more about the people, neighborhoods, history, culture, businesses and jobs along Rice Street. These areas provide a better understanding of the people using Rice Street and their needs.

July 2020 video updates

2019 engagements

The project team listened to and talked with community members at community festivals, open houses and meetings with community representatives at the Rice Street Library, Rice-Larpenteur Alliance, Rice Street Gardens, InProgress Art Gallery and Neighbor Works.  Additionally, we made numerous one-on-one connections with key community leaders and groups to better understand community needs and connect with people.

Community liaisons

Community liaisons are local artists who will help lead engagement projects throughout the study.

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Community engagement overview