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9.12.2019 -

Getting to Yes - Western U Plaza

In the year before construction of the Western U plaza project was complete, Nieeta Presley was quietly celebrating a historic success. Presley is the executive director of Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Community Development Corporation (ASANDC), and for the better part of the last decade she has worked to redevelop the historic building on University Avenue ...

8.01.2019 -

A Continent in a Corridor

For much of the year, Hamline Park looks like any other urban green space. There are a few basketball hoops, a set of swings and a grill ready for the next family barbeque. However one day each summer, the grassy block in the Hamline-Midway area of St. Paul trades dog walkers and pick-up basketball games ...

6.21.2019 -

Creative Financing to Create Affordability

For nearly a decade, a corner lot along University Avenue in St. Paul sat empty. Over the years, developers had shown interest in the site—it was right off the freeway, near the University of Minnesota and on the border of Minneapolis and St. Paul—but nothing materialized. The anticipation of the light rail reignited ...