Saint Paul - General Topics

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Vagueperson » May 5th, 2017, 2:58 pm

There's a development proposal for tiny homes in Payne-Phalen called the East Yard Cooperative (not to be confused with the "weehouse" project at Payne and Maryland by Alchemy Architects).
They would be sandwiched in between the railroad tracks and Bush Ave west of Payne Ave. They also want to repurpose the historic home (Swede Hollow origins) behind 656 Bush to be a community center for the co-op.
I suspect they are being encouraged to reuse this building to open up the site east of Payne Avenue for a larger mixed-use development that would integrate with the Bruce Vento Trail (known as the Railroad Island Eco-Village and being promoted by PPL).

Info about the East Yard Cooperative here: http://theeastyard.com
Article promoting a recent open house on the project: http://www.bulletin-news.com/articles/2 ... evelopment
Old info about the Eco-Village concept: http://www.cura.umn.edu/projects/railro ... co-village
Old article on the Weehouses at Maryland/Payne: http://www.bulletin-news.com/articles/2 ... yne-avenue

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby EOst » May 6th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Really glad that they're preserving the old Swede Hollow house. That was my only hold-up about the Eco-Village proposal.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby bubzki2 » May 10th, 2017, 8:50 am

bubzki2 wrote:
May 5th, 2017, 9:36 am
New At Home HQ on Grand:

http://www.startribune.com/hot-property ... 421364943/

These three houses really stand out at present (very poorly maintained) so this is a big improvement for the neighborhood.
More backstory: http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/09/st ... h-to-move/

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby LakeCharles » May 17th, 2017, 9:42 pm

DQ on Snelling and Hague for sale: http://www.evolutionrealty.com/listing/ ... -mn-55104/

Could be a nice site for a redevelopment. It is zoned B2, not sure what that equates to over in Minneapolis.

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Postby seanrichardryan » May 17th, 2017, 10:29 pm

It will be rezoned T2 (traditional neighborhoods, i.e. mixed use) in the South Snelling Rezoning to go before the council sometime soon.

https://www.stpaul.gov/sites/default/fi ... o%20T2.pdf
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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Vagueperson » May 27th, 2017, 8:01 am

If you want to support the Maryland 4-3 conversion, please leave positive comments with the county here:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/content/mar ... dback-form

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Postby at40man » June 7th, 2017, 6:35 pm

New updates on the Woolworth conversion: http://www.twincities.com/2017/06/07/do ... f=obinsite

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Vagueperson » June 7th, 2017, 7:29 pm

Cookie Cart groundbreaking ceremony on Payne Avenue June 29th.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1064755 ... 4565320989
Multi-million dollar project. Currently the building is gutted. Two doors down from Brunson's Pub.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Tiller » July 29th, 2017, 8:54 pm

The Hillcrest golf course in St Paul is closing and the union that owns it (they bought it cheap when it went bankrupt previously) wants to sell it to a developer. (!!!) This could be a wonderful opportunity for the city to extend the street grid in the Hayden Heights area east to McKnight Rd!

http://m.startribune.com/hillcrest-golf ... 436874433/

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Postby GILBball » August 15th, 2017, 12:09 pm

I was really surprised by the size of the construction site over by Hmong College Prep Academy on Snelling. It's huge!

I looked it up and it looks like they have some pretty big plans:

http://www.district10comopark.org/hmong ... nsion.html

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Postby blindeke » August 30th, 2017, 11:49 am

Thanks to all on the Forum for inspiring today's blogpost: http://tcsidewalks.blogspot.com/2017/08 ... thing.html

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Vagueperson » August 31st, 2017, 9:48 pm

Is that an insult, Bill?

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby Tiller » September 2nd, 2017, 11:14 am

Hey everyone, the St Paul City Council is having a hearing on the recommendation of the Snelling Avenue South Zoning Study and its recommendation of rezoning Snelling and its commercial nodes as "Traditional Neighborhood", which allows dense and walkable urban development by right. If there was any meeting everyone on this forum would want to go testify at in favor of something (and bring along whoever you know to do so as well), THIS IS IT.
City Council is considering the zoning changes outlined in the Zoning Study and will hold a public hearing on the matter. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (Room 300) of City Hall. All comments concerning the draft plan will be heard at this hearing.

Written comments can be emailed to Tony Johnson, City Planner, or mailed to:

Office of the City Council
310 City Hall
15 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Following the public hearing, the City Council may make changes to the recommendations and can adopt the zoning changes in full, in part, or not at all. Once the City Council has voted on any zoning change, it goes to the Mayor for final signature.
https://streets.mn/2017/09/01/five-reas ... ing-study/
https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/plan ... uth-zoning
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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby gcm » October 3rd, 2017, 4:24 pm

What might be my favorite building in downtown ST Paul is being converted to a boutique hotel:

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http://www.twincities.com/2017/10/02/st ... developer/

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby blindeke » October 22nd, 2017, 11:30 am

Vagueperson wrote:
August 31st, 2017, 9:48 pm
Is that an insult, Bill?
No. Meant sincerely.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby blindeke » October 22nd, 2017, 11:30 am

Hey is there no rendering of the 1984 Marshall building yet? http://www.twincities.com/2017/10/18/ne ... ll-avenue/

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby alexschief » October 22nd, 2017, 11:35 am

Stark said the moratorium is not designed to block any particular construction plans, though the neighborhood is aware of at least a tentative project...
That seems a recipe for a losing lawsuit.

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Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Postby bubzki2 » October 23rd, 2017, 8:17 am

I was at the last couple Union Park land use meetings and none have been shown yet that I know of. All rumors and inferences at this time. Some very strong neighbor opposition, largely pointing to some mid century apartments on Marshall and some newer, architecturally boxy buildings built near the St. Thomas campus.

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Postby bubzki2 » October 23rd, 2017, 3:23 pm

Update: renderings and site plans have now been released to the Land Use committee. In essence, it's a 5-story box (with cement board finishing?) with a few balconies, some underground parking, and a bit of an architectural way that it meets the curb at the corner. The two houses at Marshall and Moore (owned by the developer) would be demolished. This demolition will be the sticking point, most likely.

Special public meeting with developer at Episcopal Homes has been scheduled for October 30 at 6:30 p.m. My hunch is that this proposal is not going to be popular with the neighbors.

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