Great River Passage
The Great River Passage Master Plan presents recommendations for orienting the City toward the river and integrating new and enhanced parks and natural areas along all 17 miles of the Mississippi River through Saint Paul. Previous planning efforts described a broad vision for the river corridor. The Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework (1997) featured guiding principles to shape the city into the next century, the Mississippi River Corridor Plan (2001) developed four key strategies, and the Great River Park Chapter of the Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework (2007) offered a vision and principles to guide development of the river corridor. Recognizing the breadth of the planning area and cultural history of the river corridor, the Great River Park in 2011 was renamed the Great River Passage (GRP).
The Great River Passage Master Plan will be the starting point for further planning of the areas within the corridor and a mechanism for managing and funding its recommendations. All concept and vision plans included in this document are conceptual in nature, and subject to further planning, design and public input as funding becomes available. Until such time as the City purchases any of the sites or areas, or enters into a development agreement for the sites or areas, covered in the vision/concept plans, private property owners may use their properties for any legal use permitted under the current zoning classification, provided that the proposed use meets all applicable conditions and/or standards.
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