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Section 106 and Historic Properties Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Section 106 and Historic properties meeting on December 8. In case you missed it, you can review the presentation slides and listen to the recorded presentation from the Project Library

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires consideration of a project's potential effect to historic properties, including buildings, structures, landscapes or parks, transportation corridors and other features. The public can voice concerns or provide advice when actions have the potential to affect properties that qualify for the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of historic properties. Learn more by reading the Section 106 summary.

Discover Riverview through new online maps

A new web-based mapping tool allows you to view the planned Riverview modern streetcar route and station locations, historical areas and other key features along the corridor. You can pin your comments or questions at select spots along the corridor and review and respond to comments posted throughout the map.

The interactive maps are a two-way communication tool used by the project team - check back for the latest comments and conversation! 

​What is the Riverview Modern Streetcar project?

The Riverview Modern Streetcar project 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 is planned to run generally along State Highway 5 (West 7th Street) and will provide a higher capacity with frequent service in an area with growing population and employment, and a transit reliant population that needs accessible and dependable service. Modern streetcar can also be an incentive for reinvestment and economic development. 

Modern streetcar vehicles can operate on the same track as light rail vehicles, but are generally smaller than light rail vehicles. 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 in Bloomington. Ten new stations are planned in Saint Paul and one in the historic Fort Snelling at Bdote area. Modern streetcar stations are generally smaller than light rail stations but have the same amenities such as heated shelters, ample lighting, off-board fare collection and signs showing real-time departure times.

Modern streetcar, running generally along State Highway 5 (West 7th Street), was chosen as the Locally Preferred Alternative by the Riverview Policy Advisory Committee in December 2017 after analyzing various routes and transit modes for more than three years. The next step is the Engineering and Pre-Environmental Phase of work which began in October 2020 and will continue through 2023. During this phase, project staff will examine impacts and gather detailed information to refine the project's design. 

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