Connect to the lake
Strengthen the connection between McCarrons Lake and the heart of the commercial district at Rice and Larpenteur.
Enhance streetscape and lighting
Enhance the public realm streetscape with pedestrian amenities and enhanced lighting. The enhanced streetscaping will occur primarily along Rice and Larpenteur. Secondary streetscape treatment may occur along Marion Street and Wheelock Parkway.
Make it walkable
Enhance pedestrian connectivity by improving street crossings, eliminating unnecessary driveways, improving intersections, creating shorter street blocks, and defining future design guidelines for building placement.
A park @ the heart
Create a central community gathering space at the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue. The gathering space should include broader connections to other regional open space amenities through an enhanced public realm.
Enhance the connection from McCarrons Lake to the Washington Technology Magnet School. This connection will require improved (above standard) crossings at Wheelock Parkway and at Larpenteur Avenue.
Tame the streets
Slow traffic to create a safer environment for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians within the defined area below. This would include adding additional streets, improving street crossings and improving intersections.