Master plan in works to redesign Summit Avenue

One focus during the master planning process for Summit Avenue is to develop a more detailed plan for the segment between Lexington Parkway (shown above) and Victoria Street. A master plan for Summit Avenue will be unveiled by the city…

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Ramsey Hill homeowners’ plan for accessory dwelling passes muster

The Saint Paul City Council relaxed regulations governing the building of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on single-family lots earlier this year as part of an effort to address the city’s housing shortage.The city no longer requires a minimum lot size…

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Remodeling of historic Casket Company building in Lex-Ham moves ahead

The former Saint Paul Casket Company building, 1222 University Ave., could house 55 apartments if plans unveiled by developer JB Vang come to fruition. The Union Park District Council (UPDC) approved a letter of support for the project on February…

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HPC finds Kellogg Blvd. bikeway won’t affect historic properties

A grade-separated bikeway along Kellogg Boulevard between Saint Peter and Jackson streets is now being planned as the next leg of downtown Saint Paul’s Capital City Bikeway, with construction being eyed in 2023. The half-mile project got a boost on…

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Council upholds appeal, allows 3-car garage on Summit Avenue

Thomas Schroeder, 1446 Summit Ave., can add a larger detached garage to his historic property following a Saint Paul City Council vote on December 22 to overturn a Board of Zoning Appeals decision to deny the variance request. The BZA…

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HPC gets on board with proposed B line station areas

The 12.6-mile B Line is designed to provide faster and more reliable bus transit service in the Route 21 corridor along Lake Street in Minneapolis, and Marshall and Selby avenues in Saint Paul. The proposed Metro Transit B Line between…

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Progress on Marshall Avenue Flats hits a wall

Historic preservation issues must be resolved before a proposed six-story apartment building can move forward on the southeast corner of Marshall Avenue and Fry Street. Developer PAK Properties will take its 98-unit Marshall Avenue Flats project to the Saint Paul…

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HPC supports plans for $100M STEAM building at Saint Thomas

A concept drawing of the University of Saint Thomas’ proposed STEAM building on Summit Avenue. Construction of a $100 million STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) building at the University of Saint Thomas is on track to begin next…

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Plan to renovate old Dale Street garage gets HPC’s blessing

Aformer auto repair garage at 156 N. Dale St. will be transformed into space for as many as three businesses under a renovation plan approved on March 22 by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). The plan is likely to end…

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HPC approves plans for two-story home in Irvine Park

A new home can be built at 300 Ryan Ave. in Irvine Park with a 4-1 vote of approval on February 22 from the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). The plans were submitted by Tony O’Malley of Sharkey Design…

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Selby-Dale apartment project proceeds without removing garage

The long-shuttered auto repair garage at 156 N. Dale St. A five-story apartment building planned near the southeast corner of Selby Avenue and Dale Street is moving ahead, with 81 units and 110 parking spaces. However, a former auto repair…

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