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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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 sets new hearing on Portland Ave. townhouse

A dispute over whether a proposed three-unit townhouse at 540-542 Portland Ave. would fit in the Historic Hill District will return to the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) for another public hearing on December 14.  The HPC approved building…

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News Briefs December 9, 2020

Mendota Heights City Council seat to be filled by appointmentThe Mendota Heights City Council will interview candidates for a vacancy on the City Council during a work session scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, December 14, at a location still to…

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News Briefs November 25, 2020

District councils support UST’s proposal to replace Loras HallThe University of Saint Thomas’ request to demolish Loras Hall to make way for a new science and engineering building will be taken up by Saint Paul’s Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) on…

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Commission again rejects request to raze Selby-Dale repair shop

A shuttered auto repair shop cannot be torn down to make way for a new apartment building near Selby Avenue and Dale Street. The Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) voted 6-2 on October 19 to reject another request from…

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News Briefs October 14, 2020

Tim Blessing, brother Dave and Matt Schoen kick back while enjoying the sounds of Sawyer’s Dream, one of four bands providing entertainment during the Highland Park Harmonies concert on October 10 near the Highland Park Pavilion. Photo by Brad Stauffer…

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HPC weighs in on demolition of UST’s Loras Hall

Commission urges school to save century-old Cass Gilbert-designed dorm During a preapplication review on October 5, members of Saint Paul’s Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) urged the University of Saint Thomas to find a way to spare Loras Hall from the…

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News Briefs July 22, 2020

Council gives final approval for 5-story apartment at Selby-Dale TJL Development’s plans to construct a five-story apartment building at 594 Selby Ave. won unanimous approval from the Saint Paul City Council on July 15. The decision also clears the way…

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Variances OK’d for 5-story Selby-Dale apartment project

Commission also supports rezoning former auto repair shopBy Jane McClureSeveral variances were unanimously approved by the St. Paul Planning Commission on May 29 for TJL Development’s plan to construct a five-story apartment building at 594 Selby Ave. Commissioners also supported…

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Support grows for new use of old Fire Station 10 on Randolph

By Jane McClureThe long-awaited redevelopment of the former Fire Station 10 at 754 Randolph Ave. is finally moving ahead. Developer Travis Temke has been working on plans to purchase the two-story building from the city and convert it into a restaurant,…

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