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St. Paul Park updates Rivers Edge plan

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The city of St. Paul Park recently approved the updated version of its Rivers Edge Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR), an action that must occur every five years.


While it remains unchanged, the AUAR is a mitigation plan that is to be followed if development occurs along the Mississippi River.

The Rivers Edge development project includes three scenarios with more than 600 acres of shoreline property being developed. However, since the city first adopted the AUAR in 2004, no development has occurred.

“It’s valid for a five-year period and is a good starting point if development moves in within the next five years,” said City Administrator Kevin Walsh.

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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