Strong partnerships build vibrant places

Ramsey County and the City of Arden Hills are working together to make the Rice Creek Commons project a reality.

In 2013, Ramsey County purchased 427 acres of the TCAAP site with the goal of revitalizing a long-dormant area and returning it to the same prosperity it once enjoyed. Ramsey County focused on the site’s potential to create a truly mixed-use area, developing neighborhoods and housing near a robust retail and commercial district.

In this partnership, Ramsey County is responsible for the site purchase, cleanup of the site to residential standards, and development of the site. The county will recover its costs for acquisition and remediation from land sale proceeds. The City of Arden Hills is responsible for preparing the master plan and other land use control documents for the redevelopment.