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10.10.2019 -

Getting the Concept: A guide to the first key steps in development

A lot happens between the time a community developer has an idea for a project and the moment the first shovel enters the ground. The initial period of planning can be a challenging and risky part of the process, with a series of Go/No Go decision points. One of those points is determining the ...

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 ...