To give areas of the district a better identity. Outside of Lowertown and West 7th, there are a few other recognized "neighborhoods", some have even been identified in official planning documents. I would like CRC to make specific recommendations to develop and promote these identities in a stronger way.
Shevek McKee, 11/9/2019
Pedro (Fitzgerald) Park, Central Business District, Kellogg Park, Rice Park, Wacouta Park, etc.
How does this fit the CRC Mission?
Placemaking in the lesser recognized neighborhoods would increase vibrancy.
What are the first steps to take?
Talk to the city and gauge their interest level and what they would want from us to be motivate to move forward (community feedback, specifically). Possibly create a survey to push to stakeholders. Push this concept's inclusion heavily in the new Downtown Development Plan. Determine if wayfinding plan could incorporate this concept as well.
Community engagement (CRC committee discussion) and stakeholder survey in first half of 2020 would be ideal. Have plan solidified in Downtown Development Strategy workgroup.
Other organizations that might support this project?
Saint Paul PED, Downtown Alliance, Saint Paul Public Works, Friends of Pedro Park, Rice Park Association
What community engagement do you think would be involved?
Discussion at regularly scheduled CRC meetings, Online Survey/Petition
Estimated project budget
Specific funding source idea?
2019 Wayfinding STAR grant. Solicit sponsorship from stakeholders/businesses in each neighborhood?
Additional Project idea info can be found here: https://dtstp.org/projects/neighborhoods/