Midway Greenway -

by Aaron Snyder | Feb 20, 2013
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Summary:

I would create some green space in the midway area - something long and linear that meanders like the river - connecting the urban environment to nature and pulling in the cities connection with the river. with trees, park benches, water features. Locations could be the former car dealerships and the properties north of 94 - the $1 million would be used to pull together private investments and get an initial start. The midway has all the amenities anyone could want, with the LRT next year, some green space is all that is missing.

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Aaron

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Snyder

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St. Paul

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United States, MN, Ramsey County

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Midway Greenway -

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

I would create some green space in the midway area - something long and linear that meanders like the river - connecting the urban environment to nature and pulling in the cities connection with the river. with trees, park benches, water features. Locations could be the former car dealerships and the properties north of 94 - the $1 million would be used to pull together private investments and get an initial start. The midway has all the amenities anyone could want, with the LRT next year, some green space is all that is missing.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The midway is the most underutilized asset in St. Paul - there is so much potential it just needs a kick start and people want to live near green space, transit, retail, and restaurants. The midway is only missing one thing, green space.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It would revitalize the concrete jungle of the midway - it is nothing but buildings and pavement - make it beautiful and it will blossom.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Green space helps the environment both for animals and people - it will provide a nice relief to all the concrete in the area.

apolinario sasam said: I do think going green wouldn't hurt so bad at all. I would love this project. I hope they give this much emphasis on St. Paul. - Larry ... about this Competition Entry. - 2614 days ago read more >

Aaron Snyder updated this Competition Entry. - 2840 days ago

Aaron Snyder submitted this idea. - 2840 days ago