The vision

Rice Creek Commons is a prime redevelopment opportunity poised to become one of the most vibrant residential, commercial and retail areas in the Twin Cities region. When all is said and done, the 427-acre site, cleaned up and revitalized from their prior industrial use, will serve as home and workplace to hundreds of families and professionals, and will be a catalyst for economic development across the region.

Three different types of neighborhoods will attract people in all stages of life and of all income levels. Office and retail development will drive the region’s economy, and more than 50 acres of green space with connections to parks and trails will round out the area as a great place to live, work and play.

Ramsey County purchased the site in 2013 with a vision to create economic prosperity, get the vacant land back on the tax rolls as a productive part of the community, create well paying jobs, and clean up the largest polluted site in the county for future generations.

Alatus presented a summary of its master development concept to the Joint Development Authority in December 2016. Download the presentation.