A soccer stadium is planned for a 10-acre site near I-94 and Snelling and University avenues in St. Paul. But there is much more to the project than a stadium, including the affiliated redevelopment of the area's entire 34.5-acre superblock that includes St. Paul's Midway Shopping Center.

Officials say that redevelopment will be guided by a master plan to be developed by property owner RK Midway. The public will have input into the master plan in several ways, one of which is a Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Community Advisory Committee.

That committee will hold its first public meeting on Monday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Midpointe Event Center at 415 N. Pascal St. in St. Paul. Topics will include community use and access, jobs, adjacent green space and much more, for the stadium site and master site.

According to a news release, some committee members are not quite plucked from the general public. The committee includes Bill McGuire, owner of the Minnesota United soccer team; Jon Commers of the Metropolitan Council; owners of the 10-acre stadium site, and Rick Birdoff of RK Midway.

For more information about the committee and the public review process, go to:

http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=5359

JAMES WALSH