A much-delayed building project that would bring an indoor farmers’ market space, with apartments above it, to St. Paul’s Lowertown, appears back on track. The city will now act as developer.
The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal reports that the project broke ground two years ago, but construction stopped in the spring because of a $2 million cost overrun.
City officials plan to start work again next year, using the next few months to design the project and rebid the construction contracts.
The city has been looking at the half-started construction project long enough, Cecile Bedor, director of St. Paul’s Planning and Economic Development Department, told the Journal.
“We’re going to get that project built, come hell or high water,” she said. “I’m confident.”