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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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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Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2021

Fallout from Ford site lawsuit Reporter Jane McClure did a nice job in her article about the lawsuit over the application of the definition of “open space” in the Ford site master plan (Villager, May 12). We thank her for…

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Council questions mayor’s authority to revive Lexington Station plan

The debate over the six-story Lexington Station development at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. has made its way from Saint Paul’s City Hall to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office. On April 28, the City Council voted 5-2 to ask Ellison…

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Mayoral veto revives plan for 288 new homes on Lexington Pkwy.

Alatus LLC’s controversial plan for a six-story mixed-use development at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. was thrown a lifeline on April 14. Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter vetoed a City Council decision to reject Alatus’ appeal and uphold the Planning Commission’s…

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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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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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City Council to hear Alatus’ appeal on Lexington Station

Developer Alatus will seek to overturn the Saint Paul Planning Commission’s rejection of its site plan for a six-story apartment building at 411-417 N. Lexington Pkwy. on March 17. The Saint Paul City Council will hear Alatus’ appeal at 3:30…

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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 site plan for much-debated Lexington Station

The site plan for a mixed-use building near Lexington Parkway and University Avenue was recommended for approval by the Saint Paul Planning Commission’s Zoning Committee on a 5-2 vote on January 14. Alatus Development’s proposed Lexington Station will go to…

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