ARISE is a coalition of community, labor, technical experts, and youth groups seeking to
create a community-focused redevelopment plan for the recently closed Ford assembly
plant in St. Paul, that will address regional needs. While bringing economic and social
benefits to the Twin Cities area, this plan will intelligently capitalize on local resources,
and be a model for other communities to redevelop industrial sites into an active and welcome
part of their community.
The goals of the ARISE coalition are to address regional needs by strengthening the
economy, community, and local resource base, while ensuring resources accessibility to
residents of varying incomes and leading in the development of carbon efficient community
infrastructure and practices. ARISE seeks to Re-Invigorate, Equalize, and De-Carbonize.
To lay the groundwork for a long-lasting, vibrant community that addresses the real needs
of the region, we use a collaborative, community-based approach, drawing from a diverse
knowledge base. Groups contributing to this development plan include a range of issue
advocates, technical experts, and educated youth, as well as experts and organizations
that have local experience with implementing transit, housing, and energy developments. As
the plan is still forming, we are continuing to seek insight on how to achieve our goals of
building a vibrant and stable community.