A place of joy where individuals, families and business can thrive
Rondo was once a vibrant Black middle class neighborhood. A place that thrived with growing families, successful businesses and harmonious energy. It was a place that welcomed 80% of the Twin Cities’ Black population.
It was a place of joy.
But the joy diminished after the construction of I-94 splintered the community in pieces. Since then, apologies by our business and government leaders have been made and plans are in the works to restore Rondo. But we must be vigilant in our efforts to protect what was and promote what can be. To bring the promise and joy back to this neighborhood jewel.
That's why Rondo Roundtable was formed
The plan behind the purpose
1 Establish Team
Onboard staff and expertise to fill organization gaps and provide strategic lift to processes.
2 Activate master planning
Activate master planning process & finance vehicle. Reach funching goals for phase 0 in 12-24 months
3 Increase awareness
Increase neighborhood residents' awareness proximate to the land bridge in twelve months
4 Confirm partnerships
Increase and formalize strategic partnerships and alliances in twelve months
5 Community impact
Identify anti-displacement measures and strategies to mitigate gentrification and other negative community impacts in twelve months