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The March 2, 2021 Board Meeting marked the beginning of community design review process necessary to realize the long range 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) were just a preview to a formal series of submittals (See Step #2 below) to occur during a ‘predevelopment’ design process informed by a continual set of community discussions, individual surveys and stakeholder meetings involving neighbors, neighborhood groups and institutions.  

Community based planning and engagement related to this site and this district extends back for almost two decades, with policy and guidance most recently unified within the Capitol Rice Development Framework presented below. 

Latest Design and Project Documents

Pre-Development Flow chart_v10EditsThe MX Master Plan process has four steps:  

Step #1 Pre-Application 

Step #2 Concept Approval 

  • Draft #1 of MX Master Plan Concept Plan (date tbd, 2021) 
  • Draft #2 of MX Master Plan Concept Plan (date tbd) 
  • Draft #3 of MX Master Plan Concept Plan (date tbd) 
  • Board Meeting Memo (Consideration for Concept Plan Approval) (date tbd) 

Step #3 Environmental Review 

  • Environmental Review Documents (date tbd) 

Step #4 Final Approval 

  • Draft(s) of MX Master Plan Final Plan (date tbd)  
  • Board Meeting Memo (Consideration for Final Plan Approval) (date tbd) 

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  • Request Mail-in Survey (download and print) (coming soon)
  • Email: caapb.input@state.mn.us
  • Mail: c/o CAAPB Staff, 204 Administration Building, 50 Sherburne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55155*

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