Area district councils urge county to purchase old CP Rail spur

Calls for Ramsey County to purchase the 4.5-mile-long Canadian Pacific Railway spur through the Highland Park and West End neighborhoods of Saint Paul are growing louder. The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation on March 14 joined the Highland District Council and…

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Town & Country Club declines UST’s offer to purchase golf course

Town & Country Club’s storied 18-hole golf course will not be sold to  the University of Saint Thomas to expand its campus and accommodate upgraded athletic facilities. The club’s board of directors on February 22 rejected UST’s unsolicited $61.4 million…

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Solar array atop landfill could power Highland Bridge

Plans for a large solar array on the site of a former landfill along the Mississippi River to power the Highland Bridge development just up the bluff is still being sorted out by Xcel Energy, master site developer Ryan Companies…

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St. Thomas exploring several area sites for new sports facilities

A new hockey arena, baseball and softball fields, a practice facility, public plaza and parking ramp are all included in the University of Saint Thomas’ preliminary plans for a portion of the Highland Bridge site in Highland Park. Representatives of…

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HDC urges Ramsey County to purchase 4.5-mile CP Rail spur

A tentative proposal by the University of Saint Thomas and master developer Ryan Companies to build a new hockey arena and two ballfields on the site of an abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway yard adjacent to the former Ford Plant has…

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UST tests the waters for new arena, ballfields in Highland Park

Representatives of the University of Saint Thomas and Highland Bridge master developer Ryan Companies met on January 18 with the Highland District Council (HDC) Community Development Committee to discuss the possible construction of a new hockey arena and baseball and…

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While other projects proceed, new rental housing stalls at Ford site

Work continues at Highland Bridge on new rowhouses, a new medical office building, new senior housing and supportive housing and the nearly completed Weidner Apartments/Lunds & Byerlys mixed-use development. However, the construction of all other new apartment buildings has been…

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High demand is driving up price of homeownership at Highland Bridge

Interest has been strong in the owner-occupied housing planned at the Highland Bridge development in Highland Park. The sale of the first 22 rowhouses being built by Pulte Homes is scheduled for January 18-20.But with bidding on the units starting…

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