Both counties are aggressively replacing four-lane street designs with a three-lane concept, where turning traffic takes up a center lane.
Moby Dick’s was a bar “that folks visited just to say they’d been there.” An excerpt from the forthcoming book, “Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities,” by Bill Lindeke and Andy Sturdevant.
The compromises forged at the end of last year’s legislative session included a new law that allows Minnesota cities to set their own speed limits on city streets.
On a 5-3 vote, the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) gave the budding district the go-ahead Tuesday to receive further study and potential design guidelines that could shape future development in the 3.2 acre area.
From Sept. 7 to 14, the Chroma Zone Mural Festival will bring public art, placemaking, and whimsy out into the streets of St. Paul.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is spending the $47 million in three distinct phases, with a pause between each phase to collect data and evaluate how the grants and goals are working.
Especially in a time when so much time, money, and resources are spent planning for improved downtown transit, routine “box blocking” is a sure transportation travesty.
Thanks to demographics and changing tastes, the demand for soccer means that youth soccer clubs in St. Paul and Minneapolis sometimes have to travel to distant suburbs to find a playable pitch for their ostensible home games.
New zoning changes offer relief to people who own a whole category of historic properties that have been marginalized by city’s 20th-century codes.
St. Paul’s plan is currently in draft form, and the city is accepting comments now. The big goal is to become carbon neutral within 30 years.
“They have emergency situations, or a family member passes away,” said one renter, and soon people in crisis risk eviction and future denials of housing. Proposals are being developed to address these and other tenant issues, drawing pushback from some landlords.
Change is hard because golf is such a potent symbol. But fewer golfers and wetter conditions are creating dilemmas for local cities.
It’s not just stuff. For some people, homes themselves are becoming simpler and smaller.
The No. 21’s Selby-Lake-Marshall-University Avenue route wasn’t always so complicated. During the dawn of the streetcar era, the straight-shot Selby-Lake streetcar was one of the key east-west connections linking the Twin Cities.
St. Paul’s Municipal Asphalt Plant is a 55-year-old structure that towers impressively over the ball fields and skate park on Front Avenue.
In a corner of the Nathan Hale Park, a problem popped up this year when a neighboring fence mistakenly truncated a slim margin of land.
The hope is that, with the scorecard, both developers and residents can better understand at a glance what people community members want.
The jury is still out on whether Frogtown’s innovative gamble will work out. But at the very least, the new format has already increased engagement and access to knowledge.