UST hopes to acquire Summit Avenue house

The University of Saint Thomas’ bid to own another house on Summit Avenue and include it within the campus boundary is meeting a mixed reaction from neighbors. The current owner of the home at 2037 Summit Ave. approached university officials…

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Council upholds appeal, allows 3-car garage on Summit Avenue

Thomas Schroeder, 1446 Summit Ave., can add a larger detached garage to his historic property following a Saint Paul City Council vote on December 22 to overturn a Board of Zoning Appeals decision to deny the variance request. The BZA…

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Some spirited events are on tap this Halloween

Several events are being scheduled this year for those who are looking to scare up a happy and healthy Halloween. Here are a few of the local ones:Haunted walking tours of Summit Avenue will be offered at 5 p.m. every…

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Danny Docherty had a very fast-paced weekend

The Wright Call By Dave WrightFall is a busy time for many Minnesotans, with lots of football and soccer games to watch or play, cabins to shut down for the winter, and the last of summer-like weather to enjoy. However,…

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City to enlist public’s help in redesign of Summit Avenue

A master plan for Summit Avenue to improve the recreational experience on the tree-lined boulevard and the safety of all those who use it will be drawn up in the coming months by Saint Paul’s departments of Parks and Recreation…

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HPC supports plans for $100M STEAM building at Saint Thomas

A concept drawing of the University of Saint Thomas’ proposed STEAM building on Summit Avenue. Construction of a $100 million STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) building at the University of Saint Thomas is on track to begin next…

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New parish of the Old Catholic Church established in St. Paul

Women priests shepherd 'inclusive' Holy Presence. The Reverends Colleen Woodley and Joan Flood described the membership of the Old Catholic Church in Saint Paul as small but mighty. The two women priests started the new parish last October and, after…

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695 Grand project would overwhelm historic area

Residents of Saint Paul’s Historic Hill District recognize Summit Avenue as the anchor supporting the preservation and renewal of the neighborhoods on either side of it. Saint Albans Street extends Summit’s character south to Grand Avenue. However, Summit Avenue and…

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Saint Thomas can raze Loras Hall for new STEAM building

The University of Saint Thomas’ Loras Hall will be coming down during the spring semester. The Saint Paul City Council voted 6-1 on January 20 to allow its demolition in order to make way for a new science and engineering…

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An avenue for all of us: SARPA invites anyone who values Summit to join it in preserving the street’s many amenities

For 34 years, the Summit Avenue Residential Preservation Association (SARPA) has protected the character and integrity of the 41/2-mile-long boulevard that stretches from the Cathedral of Saint Paul to the Mississippi River. Most of the association’s members live on Summit,…

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It’s full STEAM ahead for new UST science building

Nearly $100M facility would require razing century-old Loras HallBy Jane McClurePlans are taking shape for another University of Saint Thomas science and engineering building, with a focus on the STEAM approach to learning. Almost 40 neighborhood residents and members of…

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