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September 28 Board Meeting

The CAAPB convened on September 28, 2021. The next Board Meeting is November 18th, 2021, 1:00-4:00pm. Meetings will continue in virtual format with livestream available to the public. Agenda | Staff Memos | Live Stream  

2040 Comprehensive Plan Approved!

The CAAPB adopted the 2040 Comprehensive Plan for the Minnesota State Capitol Area at the Thursday, June 3rd Board Meeting. Agenda | Live Stream

Sears Site: Take the Community Survey

At the March 2, 2021 Board Meeting aspirational plans were presented for the Sears site, just west of the Capitol Campus. Community input is being gathered during 2021. View the Sears Site Design Process page for more information and to share your views.  

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2040 Comprehensive Plan

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan for the Minnesota State Capitol Area was approved in June following a final 90-day review period by key stakeholders and the public. Planning began in 2017, when CAAPB Staff initiated a series of overlapping planning projects to inform the development of the updated Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan provides a guide for planning, design and zoning in the sixty-block Capitol Area. Review the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

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Sears Site Design Process

The March 2nd Board Meeting marked the beginning of the community design review process realizing the community plan for a mixed-use transit-oriented urban village near Capitol Rice LRT Station. Aspirational images presented by owner/developer team (Seritage Growth Properties) are the first iteration of a series of submittals to occur during a ‘predevelopment’ process featuring community discussions, individual surveys and stakeholder meetings involving neighbors, neighborhood groups and institutions. View the Sears Site Design Process page for more information and to share your views. 

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Merritt Clapp-Smith Appointed as new Executive Secretary

Merritt Clapp-Smith has thirty years of professional and volunteer experience as a planner, project manager, community organizer, and strategic advisor. 
Read more about Merritt.

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