St. Paul, Minn. - There appears to be a solution to a major sticking point with the proposed Central Corridor light rail project that would connect downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul. Residents in an economically distressed neighborhood along the line in St. Paul have been clamoring, unsuccessfully, for an additional light rail station along University Ave...... Read On
Long Her peered at a printed spreadsheet, trying to understand the rows of figures and what they meant for his future. "That's the total? $4,351.20?" he asked St. Paul Real Estate Manager Bruce Engelbert, who nodded. "Oh, I don't know. ... I don't know that I can afford to pay that this year.".... Read On
What's missing? Manufacturing plants and bus barns. Storefront parking lots. Auto body shops, car dealerships and drive-throughs. Pedestrians more or less own the road. That's one taste of the vision proposed for University Avenue, the future home of the 11-mile Central Corridor light-rail line under construction between the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis...
As the Central Corridor light rail lane takes physical shape, with building and road closings already under way, officials in St. Paul want people to look beyond the stanchions and pickup trucks and see the big vision... Read On
Plans for a light rail transit project linking St. Paul and Minneapolis face a third possible lawsuit. Minnesota Public Radio is considering suing the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor rail project, which will run on tracks alongside the company's downtown St. Paul building, according to Nancy Homans, policy director for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman... Read On
A broad proposal to rezone University Avenue in favor of taller, denser development drew dozens of residents to a public hearing before the St. Paul City Council on Wednesday, with many expressing concern that the zoning package does not do enough to preserve affordable housing along the future route of the Central Corridor light-rail transit line... Read On
The city of St. Paul is positioning itself for an expected land rush in the neighborhoods bordering the proposed Central Corridor transit line. Completion of the nearly billion-dollar light-rail project on University Avenue is more than four years away, and there's no sign yet that developers are racing to build luxury condos there. But affordable-housing activists warn that day may come, and say it's up to the city to protect the character of the neighborhoods..... Read On
A city can sometimes be its own worst enemy. Take, for example, the zoning controversy that now embroils St. Paul. As early as next week, the City Council, under pressure from low-income neighborhoods and auto-related businesses, may trim back some of the potential for higher-end, higher-density redevelopment along the University Avenue light rail corridor... Read On