Architectural renderings courtesy Design by Melo and Visuals by James.
interview by Cathy Wurzer, MPR. Originally broadcast February 2, 2021
A proposal to reconnect St. Paul’s fractured Rondo neighborhood gets a hearing Tuesday before the state House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee.
The Rondo land bridge would span I-94 between Lexington Parkway and Dale Street, with room for green space, housing and businesses. The effort would rejoin a historically black community that was carved up by the interstate’s construction more than a half-century ago. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed.
Backers of the proposed land bridge say it’s a way to restore the community’s cultural center. For more, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked with Marvin Anderson. He’s the chair of ReConnect Rondo, a community organization spearheading the bridge proposal, and is presenting at the hearing.