Partnering Community 0rganizations & Institutions
Dayton's Bluff District Four Community Council
Dayton's Bluff Elementary Achievement +
Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services
Metropolitan State University
Upper Swede Hollow Neighborhoods Association
Working Group Participants
| Bertha Asmus
Mary K. Boyd
| Susan Hurlbut
Greater Saint Paul Tomorrow Urban Partnership Initative
Mary Grace Flannery, Ken Peterson
Close Landscape Architecture
Bob Close, Bruce Jacobson
Funding Provided by
Greater Saint Paul Tomorrow Urban Partnership lnitiative
Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services
The Corporation for National Service: Learn and Serve
Minnesota Campus or Compact and the
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
W.W. Kellogg Foundation
To all community members who have participated in planning
surveys and workshops. Your input has formed
the foundation of this document.
|Table of Contents
The Partnership Mission
Comprehensive Development Principles
The Partnership Role
II. Existing Conditions
Local and Regional Context
Economic and Demographic Characteristics
III. Framework for Building a Healthy
Traffic and Circulation
IV. Target Areas for Development Focus
Bates and Maria Improvements
Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary
Earl and Hudson Improvements
Metropolitan State University/7th Street
Neighborhood Connections to Phalen Corridor
Swede Hollow/Lower Phalen Greenway
V. Next Steps
Dayton's Bluff means
An older, inner city neighborhood, Dayton's Bluff is blessed with the
amenities that attracted early residents and investors to the East Side
of Saint Paul. The river bluff constitutes a "front porch" providing a
dramatic view of the Mississippi River valley and downtown; Mounds Park
and Swede Hollow surround the community with a magnificent linear park;
the historic district near the bluff brings an engaging scale and character
to the streets. Still, the neighborhood has struggled with complex issues
of aging, economic disinvestment, and cultural change for the lost several
decades, and many neighborhood organizations and institutions have worked
to maintain and improve this historic community.
Late in 1996, Dayton's Bluff District Four Community Council, Upper
Swede Hollow Neighborhoods Association, and Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood
Housing Services, along with Metropolitan State University and 3M, began
a collaborative process to involve residents and institutions in the design
and implementation of a plan for comprehensive neighborhood improvement.
They were later joined by representatives from Dayton's Bluff Achievement
Plus Elementary School. The neighborhood organizations had already been
meeting as a task force to address housing issues in Dayton's Bluff. Members
wanted to develop stronger relationships in order to be more effective
in defining strategies and securing resources for Dayton's Bluff improvement.
3M and Metropolitan State University have been long time sources of support
for a variety of neighborhood initiatives, and Dayton's Bluff Achievement
Plus Elementary School recognizes that neighborhood health is key to improving
Believing that such collaboration was in their mutual self-interest,
representatives from all these organizations and Dayton's Bluff residents
established the Dayton's Bluff Urban Partnership and now comprise a Working
Group. The Partnership's commitment to broad and inclusive membership of
institutions and individuals is based on its belief that the diverse institutional,
business, and residential viewpoints and resources of this urban community
must be at the planning table, reflecting their interests and identifying
shared goals. The collaborative was assisted in their efforts by consultants
working with Greater Saint Paul Tomorrow's Urban Partnership team.
The Dayton's Bluff Urban Partnership is a collaborative of neighborhood
groups, residents, institutions and businesses who share a long term commitment
to the social, economic, and physical health of the Dayton's Bluff community.
Working together, the partners seek to build strong relationships, create
common goals and priorities, speak with a unified voice on issues of common
concern, and identify human, technical, and financial resources to implement
neighborhood initiated plans that will ensure a high and sustainable quality
of life for Dayton's Bluff residents.
1. Maximize the capabilities of organizations and institutions in Dayton's
Bluff to achieve shared development and livability goals.
2. Establish an inclusive process and framework for neighborhood development.
3. Develop new strategies and find new sources and partners for achieving
community development goals.
4. Cooperate with human service providers in identifying service needs
within the community and in developing strategies to fill program and funding
Understanding the need to address all facets of development, the Dayton's
Bluff Urban Partnership has been developing a comprehensive, coherent shared
vision of the possibilities of renewal and a plan for realizing many
of our goals. The Partnership believes that its emphasis on an inclusive
process and an enduring membership are ensuring its success today and in
the years ahead.
Each member of the Partnership has committed significant time to this
process, meeting bi-weekly for over a year. Member organizations have provided
staff and in-kind or financial support to the effort. The group has sponsored
two community events. The first provided the larger community with information
about the Partnership goals. The Partnership reviewed past and present
plans for physical, economic and social renewal, and improvement. The group
then held its second community event, at which the Partnership reported
on its planning progress and secured additional input from Dayton's Bluff
residents. This additional input informed and helped shape the Partnership's
recommendations for target areas and intervention strategies.
In September 1997 the Partnership engaged Close Landscape Architecture
(CLA) to help document their work and to prepare this Working Paper. CLA
also helped Partnership members analyze the neighborhood and develop a
framework for understanding the physical characteristics of Dayton's Bluff
and how the Partnership's goals might be implemented within that context
The Working Paper completes the first phase of planning for improvement
in Dayton's Bluff. The Dayton's Bluff Urban Partnership will use this Working
Paper to develop consensus on goals and priorities for improvement and
on plans for implementation.
|Comprehensive Development Principles
The Dayton's Bluff Urban Partnership established the following development
principles as a tool for ensuring that opportunities and proposals are
evaluated for consistency with neighborhood needs, values, and goals.
A welcoming, safe environment that:
supports healthy community activities
o provides public and private green spaces to meet aesthetic
and recreational needs of the community
o acknowledges local and regional parks and open spaces as amenities
for residential, commercial, and industrial segments of the community
o identifies neighborhood connections to open space and neighborhood
o provides for safe areas and corridors connecting schools, parks,
commercial and residential areas
o uses strategies for calming vehicular traffic, creating a balance
of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular uses, and encourages use of mass transit
Employment opportunities that:
o build on and enhance skills and talents of Dayton's Bluff residents,
creating a mix of jobs for individuals with varied levels of experience
providing wages and employment benefits that meet basic needs
o involve strategies (including an improved transportation system)
connecting Daron's Bluff residents to jobs outside District Four
A solid core of goods and services within Dayton's Bluff that:
o maximizes community capacity in meeting its own needs and will appeal
to brooder markets
o reflects the ethnic diversity within Dayton's Bluff.
A broad range of quality housing that:
o features quality materials and amenities to appeal to a mixed income
o is compatible with the historic character of Dayton's Bluff
o builds on and supports efforts planned and/or underway by neighborhood
o maintains a balance of owner - occupied and rental housing
opportunities, affordable to a range of incomes
o reflects the ethnic diversity within Dayton's Bluff
o includes a variety of building types, styles and densities
The Partnership Role
o Participate with Partnership member organizations in developing
and implementing strategies that meet neighborhood goals.
o Mobilize broad-based resident participation in comrnunity development
o Promote high quality neighborhood supported schools.
o Encourage current property owners to participate in improvement
strategies that support private investment in Dayton's Bluff
o Encourage homeownership incentives for employees of institutions,
corporations, and businesses located in Dayton's Bluff, adjacent neighborhoods,
and downtown St. Paul.
o Promote culturally appropriate, neighborhood based job training
o Encourage start-up businesses; support expansion of existing
microentrepreneur training and support organizations.
o Participate in marketing of the community to potential businesses
by creating and maintaining on inventory of buildings and sites available
for business development.
o Encourage strategies that emphasize specific goods and service
needs within the Dayton's Bluff/East Side market area.
o Support clustering of compatible businesses that supply and
support one another.
o Advocate for resident preference for jobs created through public/private
initiatives on the East Side.
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|Local and Regional Context
Perched high above a bend in the Mississippi River, and adjacent to
downtown Saint Paul, Dayton's Bluff has one of the most commanding views
of the city skyline and river valley in the Twin Cities area. Once home
to Native American communities and still containing historic burial mounds,
the neighborhood's cultural past, combined with its physical beauty, make
this community unique in the metropolitan area.
Located immediately east of downtown, Dayton's Bluff extends to Mounds
Park and the Mississippi River on the south, to the I-94/I-35 interchange
on the west, to the Phalen Creek/Swede Hollow ravine on the northwest,
the proposed Phalen Corridor to the north, and east to Johnson Parkway
and the Harding High School complex. The neighborhood is separated from
the downtown business district, adjacent neighborhoods, and the river by
a combination of bluffs, ravines, active rail lines and freeways. This
relative isolation has helped to strengthen the neighborhood's identity
and 'sense of place', but it has not limited its accessibility Situated
close to downtown, major natural features, regional parks and trail systems,
the interstate highway system and mass transit, Dayton's Bluff offers 'close
in' convenience to urban amenities as well as access to regional employment,
cultural, and recreation opportunities.
|Economic & Demographic Characteristics
Dayton's Bluff is both economically and culturally diverse. It has
been home to prominent business owners, and families, and immigrants from
Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. Recent (1990) economic and population
data reveal continued and growing ethnic and racial diversity in Dayton's
Bluff, but also show a neighborhood in slow economic decline.
After experiencing a 20% population decline between 1970 and 1980 Dayton's
Bluff's has stabilized at close to 15,000. Even though the percentage of
the employed population has remained constant, the number of higher paying
manufacturing jobs available for Dayton's Bluff residents has declined
by half, from 2,587 in 1970, to 1,330 in 1990.
Accompanying this trend, Dayton's Bluff's median family incorne as a
percentage of the St. Paul median in 1990 was 81 %, as compared with 105%
in 1970. In 1990 21 % of all Dayton's Bluff residents and 32% of children
under 17 lived in poverty. Of the 2,050 households with children under
18, single parent families accounted for 43%, up from 27% in 1980 and 17%
Housing in Dayton's Bluff is characteristically old, most of it constructed
in the first half of the century. Much of it has suffered from deferred
maintenance and is in need of rehabilitation. Lots are typically small
and many do not provide for off street parking. The percentage of housing
in good repair as judged by a 1996 Exterior Conditions Survey by Dayton's
Bluff Housing Task Force is estimated as 36.9%. This compares with a similar
estimate of 68% in good repair in 1988. Perhaps the most dramatic change
in Dayton's Bluff can be seen in the faces of its population as it becomes
home to new Asian immigrants and increasing numbers of African American
and Latino families.
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|This section identifies four elements - green structure, neighborhood
character, neighborhood nodes, and traffic and circulation - around which
the Partnership can begin to develop strategies and establish priorities
for achieving its goals. The four elements comprise an integrated approach
to redevelopment in Dayton's Bluff.
Green Structure refers to the sweeping parkland
at the perimeter of Dayton's Bluff and the smaller interior parks and playing
fields, as well as the 'natural' spaces (drainage basins, steep slopes,
etc.) that exist throughout the neighborhood. Green structure also includes
the connections between these spaces - pathways and streets.
There are few green spaces developed and maintained within Dayton's
Bluff that meet the needs for a tranquil experience. First, the interior
parks are smaller and actively programmed for athletic use. Second, there
is an abundance of park land at the edge of the community; Mounds Park
sits on the bluff top and Swede Hollow is a deep gorge with a rich natural
and cultural history. But limited accessibility to both of these areas
prevents the surrounding community from maximizing their potential as premiere
natural and recreational amenities.
o Redesign and reinvest in the interior parks to accommodate
a wider range of uses and a broader range of the neighborhood population,
particularly seniors and families with small children.
o Create linkages that connect interior 'natural' spaces and
existing larger parks.
o Develop more pedestrian/bicycle friendly streets to connect
the perimeter parks and open spaces, use traffic calming techniques such
as wider sidewalks, boulevard tree plantings, and bumpouts at crosswalks.
o Recognize and promote parks and open space in Dayton's Bluff
as amenities for residential, commercial, and industrial segments of the
o Plan for greening of commercial streets and nodes.
o Maintain public open spaces for environmental education activities.
o Promote development of natural areas as ecological assets for
o Advocate with policy makers and city staff for program, staffing,
and improvement needs of Dayton's Bluff parks.
|Neighborhood Character is defined by the releonship
between the physical structure of the neighborhood and its built environment.
In Dayton's Bluff, the neighborhood character reflects historic urban development
patterns stressed by the inevitable change brought about by age and the
effects of changing housing, transportation, and employment patterns.
In Dayton's Bluff, commercial uses occur on East 7th Street, and remnants
of commercial nodes exist at key intersections within the neighborhood.
Industrial uses are generally separated from other uses, although there
is housing adjacent to the former Hamm's Brewery complex. There is a commercial
node essentially connecting it and the 3M plant near Arcade and East 7th
Street. Institutional uses, such as churches and schools, are dispersed
throughout the neighborhood. Dayton's Bluff Elementary School and Metropolitan
State University occupy large sites and are important neighborhood identifiers.
Residential areas comprise the majority of land area in Dayton's Bluff,
much of it constructed by 1939. Approximately two thirds of the dwelling
units are in single family or duplex structures and about 50% are owner
- occupied. As the neighborhood continues to rehabilitate its housing stock,
homes in good condition have seen increased sustainability in value over
the last ten years. Neighborhood-based rehabilitation and redevelopment
activities have had a major impact on targeted blocks and on individual
properties throughout the neighborhood.
o Strengthen the 'front porch' of Dayton's Bluff, an important gateway.
o Adopt local control strategies to keep rental properties stable (e.g.,
land trust, leasehold cooperatives.)
o Support the developing Achievement Plus program at Dayton's Bluff
Elementary School which offers opportunities for cooperative planning for
neighborhood livability and housing improvements.
o Collaborate with other Dayton's Bluff organizations and public agencies
- Dayton's Bluff Elementary School, Neighborhood Housing Services, USHNA,
St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development - to support and
strengthen current efforts and identify new strategies for improving housing
quality and neighborhood livability.
o Support block clubs and their strategies to keep neighborhoods safe.
Neighborhood Nodes are the planned or unplanned
gathering places and/or focal points that occur throughout a community.
These areas can be commercial or mixed use hubs, green spaces that serve
as recreational or social gathering places, or institutions that provide
spaces for formal meeting and dialogue around community issues.
There are few easily identified gathering places within Dayton's Bluff:
o Dayton's Bluff Elementary School is a gathering place that
will become more significant as the Achievement Plus initiative continues
o The developed parks are significant focal points for recreational
o The commercial cluster at Earl and Hudson draws area residents
and workers to restaurants such as Leo's Chow Mein and the Tuscany Grill.
o The Swede Hollow Cafe, along with an adjoining neighborhood
garden on East 7th Street, has become a gathering place along the neighborhood's
major commercial street. However, gaps in commercial development
along 7th Street contribute to a continuing image of decline.
o Metropolitan State University is a visual and educational focal
point in the neighborhood, and frequently host to community meetings.
o The office of the Dayton's Bluff District 4 Community Council
provides meeting space for a variety of community organizations and is
a source for information regarding a number of neighborhood services and
o Other local institutions such as Marian Center and Mounds Park
School are used as meeting areas for local residents and civic groups.
o Cluster compatible businesses that support and supply one another,
emphasizing and supporting small and start up businesses owned by community
o Participate with Metro State as it plans for a community/university
library to ensure that the new facility fulfills its promise as a resource
and focal point for this community.
o Plan for development of public and private realms that address
safety and security issues, including visual connections achieved through
appropriate lighting, plantings, walls, and fences, as well as pedestrian
connections between parks and adjoining neighborhoods and schools.
o Work with 3M to determine opportunities and identify sites
for locating businesses meeting the corporation's outsourcing needs in
o Implement improvements planned for the Earl and Hudson intersection
to enhance the existing commercial services and provide an attractive gathering
place connecting Mounds Park to the rest of Dayton's Bluff.
Traffic and Circulation addresses
all movement issues including vehicular (buses, cars and trucks) and non-vehicular
(pedestrian and bicycle). Ease and safety of movement and creation of strong
connections within the neighborhood and to the region are key to strengthening
the vitality of Dayton's Bluff.
Major regional vehicular and recreational corridors pass through Dayton's
Bluff, providing important access as well as land use/traffic conflicts.
Interstate 94 physically divides the neighborhood. East Sixth Street
provides access to and from the neighborhood to the freeway system; it
also brings spillover and through-traffic into the heart of the neighborhood.
East Seventh and Third Streets also carry significant vehicular traffic
in/out and through the neighborhood between downtown, the suburbs and other
neighborhoods. The dominance of vehic ular traffic has compromised the
quality and safety of the local street network in Dayton's Bluff.
The Phalen Creek Regional Trail runs through Swede Hollow and connects
at Lake Phalen to the Gateway Trail as it heads north. This trail will
ultimately connect to Duluth as well as to riverside trails along the Mississippi
o Work with St. Paul Public Works to plan and implement appropriate
street improvements that consider pedestrian as well as vehicular requirements
for safety and convenience.
o Participate in planning for the Phalen Corridor initiative to ensure
that employment and neighborhood revitalization goals of Dayton's Bluff
are reflected in overall planning, and that appropriate transit, pedestrian,
and green space connections are included.
o Initiate conversations with transportation professionals and elected
officials regarding strategies for reducing and/or mitigating the negative
impacts of heavy traffic through Dayton's Bluff and rebalancing the vehicular
and non-vehicular uses of East Seventh, Sixth and Third Streets.
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|Target Areas have been identified based on current activity, identified
needs, and their relationship to overall neighborhood improvement goals.
A - Bates and Maria Improvments
Located on the western edge of the community, the Bates/Maria corridor
holds a key geographical position in the neighborhood. This mixed-use corridor
is primarily residential and contains many of the oldest structures on
The area has been the subject of several planning efforts, and in the
past decade has experienced significant public and private investment.
In spite of the positive impact of these efforts, the dominance of east-west
vehicular traffic, the concentration of deteriorated and poorly managed
properties, and lack of connection among commercial, institutional, residential
and open space uses has hindered cohesive community revitalization.
Continued implementation and improved integration of planned public
investments for the area, include:
o lighting and street improvements
o construction of a new recreational center adjacent to Dayton's Bluff
Achievement Plus Elementary School
o development of a new Metropolitan State/Community library
o mixed-use commercial/rental development on Maria and Sixth Street.
As in all of the target areas identified in this study, effectiveness
of investments planned and in place depend upon the attention given to
the balance of pedestrian and vehicular needs, creation of strong physical
and social community connections, and the engagement and integration of
a broad spectrum of residential, business and institutional partners in
planning and implementation efforts.
| B - Dayton's Bluff Achievement
Plus Elementary School
The Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus program is a partnership of the
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul Public Schools, City of Saint
Paul, State of Minnesota, Ramsey County, and Saint Paul neighborhoods.
Its primary goal is to improve student academic achievement. In addition,
Achievement Plus schools are designed to provide integrated services to
meet academic, family, health, social, and recreational goals. Parent and
community involvement in planning and implementation are key components
of Achievement Plus.
The Achievement Plus philosophy of community involvement offers an
opportuaity for cooperation in the planning, funding, and implementation
of a variety of community improvement strategies. Dayton's Bluff parents
expect more affordable rental housing and preservation of important housing
stock, creation of safe pedestrian corridors for school children, and coordinated
job training and career counseling programs that meet the needs of Dayton's
City plans for street improvements near Dayton's Bluff School are imminent
opportunities for public/private partnering in the community's interest,
particularly focusing on improving Bates Avenue and creating a pedestrion-friendly
and safe north-south corridor.
|C - Earl and Hudson Improvements
The Earl and Hudson commercial node is one of the few remaining active
commercial nodes in Dayton's Bluff, serving the daily needs of residents
living in the Mounds Park and Hudson Road/Earl Street areas of Dayton's
Bluff. Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, Mounds Park Business
Association, and neighborhood block clubs have developed a plan for strengthening
the commercial viability of this area, improving the physical appearance
of existing structures, adding streetscape amenities, and improving pedestrian
Using the planned redevelopment activity as a catalyst, the opportunity
exists to strengthen the connections between Mounds Park and the Earl/Hudson
area, and to plan for improved livability and increased investment in adjoining
residential neighborhoods. Housing redevelopment and rehabilitation and
green connections would support the planned investments in the commercial
node, which include facade improvements to commercial structures and infill
|D - Metropolitan State University/7th Street
Metropolitan State University occupies a gateway position on the Bluff
and is a major presence and key partner in the physical and social development
of the Dayton's Bluff community. Its physical and programmatic plans, including
a joint university-community library, expands its presence on East Seventh
Street. Growth in enrollment and educational programs will continue to
bring more people to the campus and community, and is a potentially powerful
economic stimulus for the neighborhood.
Metro State's projected growth across East 7th Street, provides a strong
connection to the commercial and economic activity along that street. The
Maria entry to the campus from East 7th, 6th and 3rd Streets offers additional
opportunities for cooperation. Current truffic levels have a significant
impact on the safety and livability of this historically residential street.
The university and residents share a stake in an attractive, safe entrance
Metropolitan State's plans for campus expansion, the plans for lighting
improvements along East 7th Street, and the desire of the Dayton's Bluff
community for residential improvements within the surrounding neighborhood,
present opportunities for cooperative planning for improvements sensitive
to the needs of all of the uses and interests in this distinctly urban
o establish an inviting commercial and neighborhood environment, encouraging
both property and landscape improvements.
o establish key crossing points along heavily traveled streets, implementing
appropriate traffic calming and streetscape improvements to improve pedestrian
o provide safe pedestrian access to the new library at street level
and future pedestrian access to Swede Hollow Park.
o promote development of compatible commercial activity as campus activity
o consider housing production and preservation needs of community,
students, staff, and faculty as campus plans proceed.
o plan for green connections through campus from Swede Hollow, connecting
the residential area surrounding Maria with that amenity.
E - Neighborhood Connections to Phalen Corridor lnitiative
The Phalen Corridor, a major community and economic development initiative
on the East Side of Saint Paul, is designed to create an industrial corridor
that will act as a job creator, neighborhood beautifier and unifier. The
Initiative, which has the potential for significant impact on the neighborhood
economy and intersects the Dayton's Bluff community at a number of key
o the former Hamm's Brewery complex,
o East 7th Street and Arcade,
o East 7th Street and Atlantic,
o Swede Hollow/lower Phalen Greenway
o The opportunity exists at the historic Hamm's Brewery site for a
careful community planning process to determine its appropriate reuse.
Community stakeholders should consider preserving portions of this important
community landmark, ensure that the scale of any new buildings buffer the
adjoining park and residential areas, and provide good connections between
o The commercial node at East 7th and Arcade is positioned to meet
consumer and service needs of people in the industrial corridor, 3M, and
the adjacent residential community.
o East 7th Street and Atlantic is a mixed-use area with industrial,
commercial, and residential uses. The industrial uses overwhelm the residential
character, and the commercial area is uninviting. The St. Paul Port Authority's
interest in reinvigorating the area provides on opportunity for collaborative
planning that will consider the needs of the various land uses, and the
potential for mutual gain.
o Careful storm water management and landscaping within the planned
industrial corridor is needed to provide an important link connecting watershed,
habitat, and wildlife projects throughout the Phalen watershed district.
|F - Swede Hollow/Phalen Greenway Project
Culturally and physically significant, this ravine on the northwest
edge of the community provides dramatic and secluded open space and a regional
trail connection for the neighborhood. Plans are underway for a watershed
management project that will connect Swede Hollow Park and the Mississippi
River and repair the area's environmental and ecological features.
In addition to environmental and ecological benefits, the Greenway
project offers the opportunity to improve connections between the Mississippi
River and adjacent East Side neighborhoods and to stabilize and improve
property values. To take advantage of this activity, the neighborhood should
plan for improving pedestrian and bicycle access to the trail through the
neighborhood, further enhancing this neighborhood amenity. Neighborhood
plans should also encourage recreation-related small business development
in Dayton's Bluff that will provide entry level jobs and goods and services
to local residents.
|This Working Paper has been developed as a tool for communicating with
partnering organizations, residents of Dayton's Bluff, the City of Saint
Paul, and its development agencies, funders, and other potential collaborators
and partners. It is a guide for understanding the possibilities for improvement
and opportunities for investment in Dayton's Bluff.
The members of the Dayton's Bluff Urban Partnership understand the need
for securing broad community consensus for the values, goals and strategies
suggested in this document. Thus, the next essential phase of the Partnership's
process involves the following steps:
1) Distribute the document to:
o members of the Dayton's Bluff community
o Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority,
Saint Paul Port Authority
o elected officials
o foundations, lenders
o potential partner collaborators
o Saint Paul Division of Parks and Recreation
o Saint Paul Public Works
o other interested parties
2) Engage community and other stakeholders in discussion of Partnership
goals and recommendations.
3) Secure public and private support for continuation and completion
of the planning process.
4) Establish development priorities; create implementation plan.
5) Develop an action plan based on priorities.
6) Follow through on the action plan.
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