Rice Creek Commons (TCAAP)

Arden Hills, MN

Inland Development Partners is part of a master development team executing this large-scale master-planned community in partnership with the Joint Development Authority comprised of members from both Ramsey County and Arden Hills. IDP will develop the commercial portion of the 400+ acre Rice Creek Commons including approximately 300,000 square feet of retail and approximately 1,250,000 square feet of office/flex space.

With 427 acres cleaned and revitalized, Rice Creek Commons will create significant economic and social opportunity for Ramsey County, Arden Hills, and the entire Twin Cities. Rice Creek Commons will be a cohesive mix of residential and commercial neighborhoods surrounding a town center. Out of the 427 acres, approximately 320 acres is developable acreage, with approximately 50% being commercial and 50% being residential.

Rice Creek Commons is conveniently located just 10 miles from downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis.  It will serve as a home and workplace to hundreds of families and professionals who are looking for a balance of quaint, walkable neighborhood streets mixed with a variety of entertainment, dining retail and recreational options right outside their front door.

According to the Master Plan, there will be a 46-acre commercial campus in the northern portion of the site, 20 acres of mixed-use retail at the northern entrance to the site, 20 acres of office space, and 73 acres of flex business space on the western and southern portions of the site.

The residential portion of Rice Creek Commons will offer a wide range of housing types featured in three new neighborhoods: the Town, the Creek and the Hill. According to the Master Plan, the mixed-use Town neighborhood will be the heart of Rice Creek Commons offering a walkable retail center, quality housing, and office space. The Creek neighborhood will owe its uniqueness to the nature that will surround it on all three sides: Rice Creek, a series of wetlands, and a wildlife corridor. Lastly, the Hill neighborhood will take advantage of 90 feet of grade change, occupying the crown and slope of a rolling hill on the south side of the site.

DEVELOPMENT TYPE: Land Development

  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Single-family housing
  • Market-rate multi-family housing
  • Senior living housing
  • Affordable housing
  • Town Center
  • Parks and trails


Rice Creek Commons

Master Plan

Project Status

The entire site will be interwoven with an internal network of parks and trails that will not only provide open space for all types of recreation, but also perform important environmental functions such as stormwater management and natural habitat restoration. The open space will connect into the larger regional system, providing residents with access to miles of linked trails and making active living an easy choice.

The plan was approved by the City of Arden Hills in July 2015 and by Ramsey County in January 2016. The project is expected to be delivered in 2025.  Stay connected with Rice Creek Commons current news and updates so you don’t miss anything!