County Board OKs $25M for 1,393 affordable housing units

The Ramsey County Board approved almost $25 million for affordable housing in May, providing financial assistance for 18 new and existing apartment buildings. Many of the buildings are in Saint Paul, including several downtown and in Highland Park and Ramsey…

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Local projects among 36 finalists competing for $1M in CIB funding

Groveland Park Elementary School’s PTO wants to improve crosswalk safety by adding a median at the busy intersection of Saint Clair Avenue and Kenneth Street. Time is running out for people to weigh in on how best to allocate $1…

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Council seeks $942K to keep Hidden Falls parking lot high and dry

Flooding at Hidden Falls Regional Park has been a problem for years. Photo by Anne Brandrud The Saint Paul City Council approved an application for a $942,020 federal grant on May 18 to raise and reconfigure the parking lot on…

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Support builds for easing development process in St. Paul

Eliminating the required consent of local property owners for certain land use changes in Saint Paul has little opposition if a May 13 public hearing before the Saint Paul Planning Commission is any indication. The proposal has been touted as…

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Comments sought on rebuilding Grand from Snelling to Fairview

A virtual meeting will be held on June 1 regarding the city’s plans to reconstruct Grand Avenue from Snelling to Fairview avenues (shown in red above) in 2024 at a cost of around $6.9 million. Plans for reconstructing Grand Avenue…

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City to lay out options for Summit Avenue regional trail

A virtual meeting to review options for the Summit Avenue Regional Trail Master Plan will be held from 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 6. Participants must sign up at tinyurl.com/22cbm4k4. The city is also taking comments at engagestpaul.org/summit.The city’s Department of…

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Public can get in-person look at plans for River Learning Center

Three proposed plans for a Mississippi River Learning Center will be unveiled at an in-person public meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road. Three initial design concepts will be presented, along with a…

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Rodriguez, Wiese to lead city’s parks, inspection departments

Two new city department heads have been named by Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. Andy Rodriguez will lead the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Angie Wiese will take the helm at the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI). Both…

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Billy’s seeks noise variances for summer events

Billy’s on Grand, 695 Grand Ave., is requesting noise variances in order to have amplified music during a handful of outdoor events this summer. The Summit Hill Association (SHA) will hold a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24,…

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