Roseville, St Paul, Maplewood, and Ramsey County are developing short- and long-term vision plans for the Rice Street-Larpenteur Avenue intersection. The cities see this node as becoming a high energy, mixed-use “Gateway” that serves the neighborhoods and broader community, which includes some of the lowest-income census tracts and a high degree of diversity. Senior Planner Brian Lloyd reflects that, “It’s an area that has seen disinvestment for years and years and the visioning study is designed to bring some attention and some investment both from the public entities as well as…promoting private investment.” The “Gateway” focuses on safety, health, and social equity and will be linked by a continuous multi-modal transportation network with improved streetscape improvements and access to natural features/amenities. Design and redevelopment will promote pedestrian activity, support local business vitality, and create a greater sense of place.