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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Lexington Station loses financing

Major partner pulls out because of rent control and inflation concerns. Construction of the six-story Lexington Station apartment building at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. has been put on hold. Minneapolis-based developer Alatus had hoped to begin construction early next year.…

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Lexington-James apartment project gets new look

A rendering of the five-story, 114-unit apartment building now being proposed for the southeast corner of Lexington Parkway and James Avenue. Six houses on James would be removed to make way for the new building, which would have 82 parking…

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Local businesses are struggling with a shortage of workers

Businesses across the neighborhoods served by MyVillager are struggling with staff shortages at a time when finding enough help has become a nationwide problem. Retailers and restaurants in particular have been using every conceivable method to attract new employees. Some…

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City Attorney affirms legality of mayoral veto OK’ing Lex Station

Barring a legal challenge, it now appears that Alatus LLC’s Lexington Station mixed-use development will move forward this summer. In a May 13 letter to the Saint Paul City Council, City Attorney Lyndsey Olson said that she was satisfied Mayor…

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Divided City Council denies Lexington Station appeal

A closely divided Saint Paul City Council voted on April 7 to deny an appeal by Alatus LLC and reject the developer’s site plan for a six-story 288-unit apartment building at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. The 4-3 vote upheld an…

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Public comments sought on next phase of Lexington reroute

About 30 people attended a virtual open house on March 25 to discuss three options for a new intersection at Montreal Avenue and Elway Street as part of Ramsey County’s plan to extend Lexington Parkway from West Seventh Street to…

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Council lays over appeal on Lexington Station plan

The fate of the six-story Lexington Station housing development at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. will not be known for at least another week. Citing the need for further review of conditions that could be placed on the project’s site plan,…

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Lexington Landing’s first phase now up and running in Highland

Georgia transplants Mike Anderson and his wife, Monnie, do not mind the Minnesota winter as they watch the snow fall from the large windows in their new Lexington Landing apartment. They are among the first residents of the “continuum of…

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Planning Commission withholds approval from Lex-Uni project

But 8-7 majority is still in need of a legal basis to deny site plan. Plans for a six-story, 288-unit apartment building at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. face an uncertain future. The Saint Paul Planning Commission voted 8-7 on January…

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Committee supports five-story apartment on James-Lexington

A view of the proposed five-story, 91-unit apartment building being proposed for the southeast corner of James Avenue and Lexington Parkway. Six houses on James would be torn down or moved to make way for the development. The plans for…

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Plan for six-story building on Lexington gets public hearing

A much-debated development near Lexington Parkway and University Avenue will go before the Saint Paul Planning Commission’s Zoning Committee for a site plan review at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14. A recommendation on the site plan would then go to…

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