Advocacy Report – September 2021

SPAAR - 09/24/2021


Rice and Larpenteur Grant

The Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors® (SPAAR) is helping to enhance the Rice and Larpenteur Neighborhood with the creation of a community parklet.

SPAAR has received a $4,500 grant from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and will contribute an additional $1,000 donated by the Community Engagement and Government Affairs Committees to fund a community parklet at the intersection of Rice St and Larpenteur Ave in Saint Paul.

SPAAR has partnered with the Rice and Larpenteur Alliance, a group comprised of dedicated local government leaders, passionate business owners, and engaged residents to revitalize the community.

Realtors® live, work, and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in the work to make the area a better place. This grant gives local communities a tangible, immediate opportunity to identify and address areas that are in need of enhancement and revitalization and can be used for the greater good. Placemaking can help foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities, and creates places where people feel a strong stake in their neighborhoods and are committed to improving their communities.

For more information on the Rice and Larpenteur Alliance or NAR's Placemaking opportunities, contact SPAAR's Government Affairs Directors: Simon Opatz and Becky Wegscheid.

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