Tools & Resources

Tools and Resources
The Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation and the Saint Paul on the Mississippi Design Center research and develop tools, reports, white papers, plans, best management practices and other resources for partners, clients and the community.

We also publish visual resources and photos of the Saint Paul riverfront on our Flickr page. When using photos, please credit the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation unless otherwise specified. In certain cases, other photo credits will apply, as indicated in the photo captions.

Downloadable Resources:

Water Quality Manual: Improving the Water Quality of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul
October 2007
A series of water quality method cards, made possible by The McKnight Foundation, intended to advance best stormwater management practices specific to Saint Paul across four scales: site, block, neighborhood and citywide. Click here to view the Water Quality Manual or request a free print copy by emailing Additional copies are available upon request for $25 to help cover the cost of printing and postage.

Fitzgerald Park Precinct Plan
August 2007
A two-year community-based planning process resulted in the Fitzgerald Park Precinct Plan, which charts a course for a strong, vital, active, sustainable neighborhood for residents, workers, employers and visitors. (10.6 MB)

National Great River Park Chapter of the Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework
March 2007
This new Framework chapter and community vision represents the next phase of riverfront rebirth along 17 miles of Mississippi River in Saint Paul. (3.4 MB)

Seven Corners Gateway Development Evaluation Tool
January 2007
Urban design and development evaluation workbook and computer model to assist community groups, elected officials and developers. (5MB)

Report of the Diamond Products Task Force
December 2005
A framework for future decisions regarding reuse of the Diamond Products site (and adjacent
surface parking lots) in Lowertown. (6.1MB)

West Side Flats Master Plan & Development Guidelines – Executive Summary
December 2001
Community supported and city adopted for TN3 riverfront urban villages for the area bound by
the River, Robert St, Plato Blvd. and the Wabasha Ave Bridge.

Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework
June 1997
Saint Paul’s vision for a vibrant downtown connected to the Mississippi River.
Cover and Contents
Chapter 1 – Environmental Context
Chapter 2 – Urban Structure
Chapter 3 – Movembenr Networks
Chapter 4 – Public Realm
Chapter 5 – The Capitol-Mississippi Crescent
Chapter 6 – The Principles of City Building