Dayton's Bluff

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03
Jan

Dayton’s Bluff elections bring in record votes

Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Though modest, 170 ballots cast shows a big uptick in community engagement for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, says the council’s director, Deanna Abbott-Foster.

For the first time in years, the council’s seats will all be filled.

Sun
03
Jan

Prince takes the throne

Mounds Park resident Jane Prince will be St. Paul’s new city council member for Ward 7, which includes  the neighborhoods of Dayton’s Bluff, Mounds Park, Battle Creek, Highwood, Hazel Park, Conway, Scenic Hills, and Sun Ray. (photo courtesy of Jane Prince)
Mounds Park resident Jane Prince will be St. Paul’s new city council member for Ward 7, which includes the neighborhoods of Dayton’s Bluff, Mounds Park, Battle Creek, Highwood, Hazel Park, Conway, Scenic Hills, and Sun Ray. (photo courtesy of Jane Prince)

New Ward 7 council member’s eyes are to children
Starting this week, a significant chunk of the East Side will have a new city council representative.
Long-time Dayton’s Bluff resident Jane Prince will step into the shoes that were for over 17 years filled by Kathy Lantry, who’s now the city’s Public Works director.

Sun
13
Dec

Dayton’s Bluff diversifies board elections

Candidates clamoring to get a seat on community council
After some grassroots rallying, the Dayton's Bluff Community Council is looking to have what could be its most lively board elections ever.
In some recent board elections, there haven't even been enough candidates to fill the seats, the council's director Deanna Abbott-Foster laments.

Sun
13
Dec

One down; more to go?

716 Wilson Ave., a city-owned property that’s sat vacant for about a decade, will be demolished after a St. Paul City Council vote. The house is the first of five in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district that the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority is seeking to demolish. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
716 Wilson Ave., a city-owned property that’s sat vacant for about a decade, will be demolished after a St. Paul City Council vote. The house is the first of five in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district that the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority is seeking to demolish. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

City council gives unanimous go-ahead to demo historic Dayton's Bluff house

After last week's St. Paul City Council vote, one of Dayton's Bluff's century-old homes will be turned to rubble.
A fire-damaged house at 716 Wilson Ave., that's owned by the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, has been approved for demolition following some disagreement between the HRA and the city's Heritage Preservation Committee.
The HPC recommended against allowing the demolition, but the city council has the ultimate say.

Sun
29
Nov

Big budget Amazon pilot animation has East Side ties

East Sider Mike Owen’s concept for a cartoon could become a big budget TV series — the pilot episode is streaming on Amazon.com. (illustration courtesy of Mike Owens, Puny Entertainment and Amazon.com)
East Sider Mike Owen’s concept for a cartoon could become a big budget TV series — the pilot episode is streaming on Amazon.com. (illustration courtesy of Mike Owens, Puny Entertainment and Amazon.com)

A six-foot-tall cartoon egg-man with a penchant for caution could someday be one East Sider's claim to fame.

Sun
29
Nov

Dayton’s Bluff pushes for a board representative of its population

Though the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood is 60 percent people of color, the neighborhood's community council board has never been representative of that, says Deanna Abbott-Foster, director of the council.

Sun
01
Nov

City HRA pushes for demolition of historic homes, amid resistance

The Gotthielf Christoff House at 737 Plum St., constructed in 1882, could soon be demolished. The city-owned home, which sits in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district is found to have a decent foundation, but rotting floor joists and other issues. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Gotthielf Christoff House at 737 Plum St., constructed in 1882, could soon be demolished. The city-owned home, which sits in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district is found to have a decent foundation, but rotting floor joists and other issues. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Historic Preservation Committee, neighbors oppose the demolitions
It may be goodbye for some roughed-up historic homes in Dayton's Bluff.
Despite pushback from the city's Heritage Preservation Commission, St. Paul's Housing and Redevelopment Authority will pursue the demolition of seven historic homes in the Dayton's Bluff Heritage Preservation District.
The HRA will pursue the demolition to shed property that it says is too far gone or requires too much subsidy to save.

Sun
25
Oct

With marked down prices, city hoping to sell vacant lots

In its third attempt at shedding vacant lots from its inventory, St. Paul's Housing and Redevelopment Authority have listed 27 vacant parcels around the city for sale.

Sun
25
Oct

Three killed in separate gunshot incidents within a week

Police pledge ramped-up patrols
With three shooting deaths in two different lower East Side neighborhoods, police say they are stepping up patrols nearby.
“We as a police department are fed up,” said Steve Linders, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department. Linders said residents in the Railroad Island and Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, where the incidents took place, will see an increase in patrolling officers in the wake of the incidents.

Sun
04
Oct

Metro State to buy holdout property

Metropolitan State University may finally be able to complete their parking project — The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date. (file photo)
Metropolitan State University may finally be able to complete their parking project — The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date. (file photo)

Price tag unclear, owner may move Bates Ave. house

After years of wanting to buy out the quirky adobe home at 393 Bates Ave., Metropolitan State University officials announced they’ve been given the go ahead to acquire it.
The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date.

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