Thrive MSP 2040: Planning a prosperous, equitable, and livable region for today and generations to come.
Thrive MSP 2040 addresses issues that transcend any one neighborhood, city, or county, as we build and maintain a thriving metropolitan region. Our region’s investments provide an important economic foundation so all residents of the region can prosper. Transportation, jobs, community development, affordable housing – these are the bricks-and-mortar basics that make other things possible.
Thrive MSP 2040 is the vision for our region over the next 30 years. It reflects our concerns and aspirations, anticipates future needs in the region, and addresses our responsibility to future generations.
Thrive Outcomes: Equity, Livability, Prosperity, Stewardship and Sustainability
Thrive Principles: Accountability, Collaboration and Integration
A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE CENTERED AROUND AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP
• A unique opportunity
• Ensure diverse representation throughout the entire endeavor including participation among:
• Minority – and Women – Owned Firms
• Youth advancement and mentoring
• Creation of new partnerships among local, state, and national partners as well as public and private foundations and entities
THE BRIDGE AS CONNECTION
• Connecting people not cars
• Connecting people to transit, open space, schools, churches, and civic places
• Connecting people to each other and the diverse communities in the area through a central gathering space and community hub
• Connecting people to possibility of future prosperity
• Connecting people of color to the region’s public and private institutions, organizations, and to sources of capital and investment
THE BRIDGE AS CATALYST
• More wealth creation through ownership
• Through better engagement, create greater diversity within the city of St. Paul leadership
• Raise awareness of all issues through the efforts around the land bridge
THE BRIDGE AS LEGACY
• A national model for restorative justice through equitable development through the creation of a new civic commons at the heart of St. Paul’s African American community.
ENHANCE LIVABILITY AND HEALTH
• Connecting green and open spaces; coordinate programming and outreach
• Walking to places to play, create and learn
• Better mobility/connections by foot and bike to transit; the goal to enhance utilization of the Green Line and alternate transit
• Mitigation of exhaust, pollution and noise generated by I-94 into residential neighborhoods
SUPPORT WORKFORCE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
• Engage local business, youth and professionals.
• Partnerships with state, city and local groups like the Neighborhood Development Center and MNDOT to be explored.
• Create better connections to local universities and the community college district
• Encourage and support entrepreneurship and business start-up’s