The higher design of SUVs and trucks, in particular, poses a massive problem for pedestrian safety.
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To be honest, the first time you fit a squirming newborn’s arm through the strap of a Graco Snugride Snug-lock 35 is a little nerve-wracking.
Hands down, St. Paul’s best corner store is Tim and Tom’s Speedy Market in St. Anthony Park, the only Twin Cities corner shop that competes with a great New York deli.
It’s an increasing trend pitting financial firms against people’s homes in cities across the country. If left unchecked, institutionalized housing threatens to become a modern-day feudalism.
For too long, parking has been the tail that wags the dog when it comes to urban design.
There are a lot of options for how to leverage the funding, and it could do wonders for digital equity in St. Paul’s poorest communities.
Let’s look at the big picture of what the Lexington Parkway development mess tells us about St. Paul’s housing problem.
A developer wants to transform the former Pier 1 Imports store into a chain restaurant and national bank branch. Nearby, the long-time owner of Dixie’s Restaurant wants to build a mixed-use project with 79 apartments atop commercial space on an acre lot.
While you’re perched on a stool, the intimate atmosphere at Mickey’s Diner and Al’s Breakfast adds flavor to your meal that transcends any spice rack. But you can be sure that tiny diners will be the last businesses to open back up after a pandemic.
Dubbed the Towerside district, the triangle of land along the BNSF rail yard between the Surly Brewery, the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood might soon be one of the most energy efficient communities in the state.
As jobs become flexible, many longstanding assumptions about how to plan for urban transportation could be in trouble.
Two large parcels of land opened up for redevelopment around the same time, on opposite corners of the city. Their different fates tell us a lot about the economic imbalance across St. Paul.
A look at the Robin Hutcheson era as she moves on to a job in the Biden administration.
“Value per acre” maps show that, in most cities, downtowns and older neighborhoods are very economically productive.
A small rink, kept up by neighborhood dads, is keeping St. Paulites connected.
The agency is rapidly approaching a key decision point as a committee meets this week.
If you talk to people off the record, nobody likes the Nicollet streetcar proposal, at least not as it’s currently drafted.
One difficulty with modernist preservation is that so much of the architecture is deeply anti-urban.
For most people who work at home, COVID-19 has all but obliterated social serendipity, probably the thing I love most about living in the city.
The county has spent $7.2 million of CARES money on emergency shelter, on top of existing county dollars. In addition, the state earmarked almost $3 million for shelter.