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Find out what ReConnect Rondo has been up to lately. See what progress has been made in our collective efforts to reverse racial disparities in Minnesota. Think about how you can support this restorative movement in the Rondo community.

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Rondo Land Bridge Concept Gains National Backing

Report originally broadcast on KSTP Channel 5 A community push to reconnect an historic African-American St. Paul neighborhood is getting national support. This week, the Urban Land Institute joined the nonprofit ReConnect Rondo to discuss plans for a land bridge. ReConnect Rondo is leading the charge to cap Interstate 94 between

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Land bridge proposed over I-94 to reconnect Rondo neighborhood

Report originally broadcast on KSTP Channel 5 ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The construction of I-94 more than 50 years ago cut straight through the Rondo community in St. Paul. This weekend, an effort to reconnect the neighborhood takes another step. Neighborhood leaders want to build a land bridge or “freeway

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The Birth of a Metro Highway (Interstate 94)

by Matt Reicher, Originally published September 10, 2013. The idea to connect the Twin Cities was first approached by city officials in the 1920s, but took hold in 1944 due in part to a proposal by the National Inter-Regional Highways Committee – a creation of then president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Land bridge could transform a section of I-94 in St. Paul

By Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune. Originally published October 8, 2016. Marvin Scroggins grew quiet as he stared at the interstate that replaced his childhood friends’ homes 50 years ago, forcing them to leave the tight-knit Rondo community. He contemplated what it would mean to cover the cement gash of

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Together, we will create an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge.​

ReConnect Rondo Technical Advisory Team:

  • David Juliff, Be Civil, Inc.
  • Khani Sahebjam, SRF Consulting Group
  • John Maczko, SRF Consulting Group
  • Kent Arhenholtz, Kaskaskia Engineering Group
  • Brenda Thomas, KLJ, Inc
  • Marcus Thomas, Bolton & Menk
  • Scott McBride, Bolton & Menk
  • Marcell Walker, Bolton & Menk
  • Veronica Burt, 600 Strategies, Inc.
  • Björgvin Sævarsson, YORTH Group
  • Katie Eggers, YORTH Group
  • Jim Erkel, Retired Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)
  • Brian Isaacson, Ramsey County
  • Diem Van Groth, Strategic Consultant