Workshop Recap: #EveryPlaceCounts St. Paul Design Challenge, Day 1
This week, USDOT and CNU continues the #EveryPlaceCounts Design Challenge in St. Paul, MN as part of the Secretary's Ladders of Opportunity initiative. Led by national transportation and urban design experts, dozens of local officials, residents, and business owners gathered to build consensus and generate strategies for reconnecting neighborhoods impacted by highway infrastructure. According to the City of St. Paul:
"The construction of I-94 divided the Rondo, a historically African American community in the Minneapolis metro area, and as the city has grown more diverse, ethnic enclaves are still clustered on either side of the highway now including Asian Americans and Native Americans as well. The community would like to develop exemplary models of community design and engagement to guide future corridor planning efforts."
Here are the highlights and insights from the first day of work:
Great job to the USDOT and MnDOT crew today for hosting a community visioning session for Reimagining 94. #EveryPlaceCounts— Breanne Rothstein (@BreanneRothste1) July 19, 2016