Merriam Park student rental denied

A Merriam Park landlord will not be allowed to use a Cleveland Avenue home as a registered student rental dwelling. The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted 8-6 on February 7 to deny the request for 346 N.…

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Lincoln Ave. triplex conversions meet mixed fate

The Saint Paul Planning Commission voted 10-3 on October 29 to reject a request to change the underlying zoning in order to use a Macalester-Groveland duplex at 1329-1331 Lincoln Ave. as a triplex, which means a longtime basement apartment cannot…

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Rezoning recommended for five-story development at 695 Grand

Plans for a controversial five-story building at the corner of Grand Avenue and Saint Albans Street are headed to the Saint Paul Planning Commission on July 9 with the partial support of the commission’s Zoning Committee. The committee voted 6-2…

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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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Parking study envisions city with fewer cars, more efficient land uses

A study of relaxed off-street parking requirements geared toward reducing the use of automobiles and increasing the efficiency of land uses in Saint Paul was recently released by the city’s Planning Commission. The proposed changes will be the subject of…

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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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Developers propose five-story apartment building at Marshall-Cleveland

Arental house and duplex would be replaced by a five-story building with first-floor commercial space and up to 48 apartments if a zoning change is approved at the northwest corner of Marshall and Cleveland avenues. Developers Robert Page and David…

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Interfaith Action unveils plan for new Randolph Avenue homeless shelter

A former nunnery in Highland Park could become an emergency shelter for between 22 and 30 families who would otherwise be homeless. The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondolet (CSJ) are considering leasing their old Provincial House at 1880 Randolph…

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