Rice Street Visioning Study Community Engagement
June 27 open house
An open house was held to view the final design and construction next steps.
- View presentation slides (PDF)
- View roadway layout (PDF)
- Submit your feedback using the comment card
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Driving, biking, walking and transit data
- Commuter traffic routes
- Share you feedback on traveling on Rice Street
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
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.
- Frogtown Creative Arts Festival and Marydale Festival - Sept. 2019
- Pop Up Meeting Summary (PDF)
- Open house at Washington Tech Magnet School - Oct. 2019
Community liaisons are local artists who will help lead engagement projects throughout the study.