Rice Street Visioning Study Community Engagement

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Public engagement is a key part of the Rice Street Visioning Study! We want to know how you use Rice Street. Where do you go? What are your concerns? What would make Rice Street a better place for everyone?

The project team will actively engage and listen to the community through fall 2021. At this time engagement is limited by social distancing guidelines and the coronavirus pandemic. We're pursuing creative ways to connect until we can meet in person again.

Comment on design concepts by Aug. 11

At a July 14 virtual open house, the project team presented three potential road design concepts to the community for further input and feedback.

Submit your comments via an online interactive comment map. Comments close Aug. 11, 2021.

View concepts and submit feedback

Learn more about the concepts in the July 14 open house recording.

Other ways to share your feedback

Please share your thoughts and insights with the project team:

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Previous engagement

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2020 online engagement series

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.

Community liaisons

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

July 2020 video updates

Summary of past in-person events

The project team has 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 have made numerous one-on-one connections with key community leaders and groups to better understand community needs and connect with people.

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Community engagement overview