The Rice Creek Commons master plan lays out a vision for the site that takes advantage of its location, builds on its assets, and introduces an exciting mix of new development. The master plan is a series of three documents – the TCAAP Redevelopment Code, the TCAAP Regulating Plan, and an amendment to the Arden Hills 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The plan was approved by the City of Arden Hills in July 2015 and by Ramsey County in January 2016.
Later in 2016, the Alatus, LLC master developer team identified amendments to the plan. These amendments further reach the common goals of creating jobs; establishing a walkable live-work-play community; and developing an attractive, amenity-rich, mixed-use environment that appeals to current and new residents, businesses, and the greater community. The Arden Hills City Council and the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved the amended master plan in December 2016 (including amended versions of the TCAAP Redevelopment Code and the TCAAP Regulating Plan).
Rice Creek Commons will be a cohesive mix of residential and commercial neighborhoods surrounding a town center, a unique community where young and old can live, work and play. Taking into account land designated for trails and open space, Rice Creek Commons has approximately 320 acres of developable acreage, of which approximately 50% is commercial and 50% is residential.