St Paul

Sun
11
Mar

‘Granny flats’ could be coming to East Side


Courtesy of the City of St. Paul • St. Paul city staff is looking at expanding the use of accessory dwelling units to select East Side neighborhoods. Commonly known as “mother-in-law apartments” or “granny-flats,” accessory dwelling units are small, separate apartments that can be created within an existing structure, as a separate, small dwelling, or on top of a garage.

The St. Paul City Council voted to begin a study of the use of accessory dwelling units in select parts of the city during its meeting on Feb. 7.

Mon
19
Feb

Changes to Margaret Street planned for this summer


courtesy of City of St. Paul • The City of St. Paul is planning to add features to Margaret Street to help slow down traffic to make the street safer for all modes of transportation. The street is already a marked bike boulevard, meaning that cars and bicycles share the same space. In addition, an off-street trail will be added along McKnight Road between Minnehaha Avenue and Hudson Road.

Project aims to improve bike and pedestiran safety in the corridior.

 

Tue
06
Feb

A hidden addition


courtesy of John Vaughn • The final steps of installing a cell tower atop East Immanuel Church took place Jan. 29. The church is leasing space on the top of its bell tower to Verizon for a cell phone antenna.

Passing by East Immanuel Lutheran Church along Payne Avenue, one might notice that something seems different, or maybe not. It’s not very noticeable, and that’s the point. 

Tue
06
Feb

East Side sees two homicides, two days apart

The East Side was shaken by two homicides on near back-to-back days during the last week of January.

Tue
06
Feb

Neighbors honored for serving their neighborhoods


submitted photos • From left, District 1 Community Council staff member Chia Lor with Shaquonna Jackson and Hafsa Mohamud.

The annual St. Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll award dinner took place Jan. 26 as a way to celebrate neighbors and their commitment to their neighborhoods. 

Mon
29
Jan

Make way for the bikeway

The City of St. Paul and Ramsey County are working together to create a bikeway that would connect Larpenteur Avenue to Maryland Avenue via Prosperity Road, Hazelwood Street and Prosperity Avenue.

Tue
16
Jan

Online platform lets neighbors ‘tell the story’ of vacant spaces

A new crowdfunded economic development project recently started on the East Side.

Mon
20
Nov

Johnson High School renovations wrapping up with finished touches


Marjorie Otto/Review • A 6,200 square-foot-expansion, along with roofing and plumbing work, began in 2016 at Johnson High School. The expansion, seen on the east side of the school building facing Arcade Street, includes a new entrance, new administrative offices and five new classrooms.

Two years and $15.9 million later, the construction at Johnson High School is just about finished.

Mon
20
Nov

St. Paul nonprofits win more than half a million dollars in grant funds from Bush Foundation

Two St. Paul organizations, including an East Side-based nonprofit, were each awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Bush Foundation.

Fri
10
Nov

Johnson High School alumni donate bench to the school


The Denissons spent about 100 hours constructing the bench and donated about $4,000 worth of materials. The bench can seat some 20 people and a commemorative plaque will be added next spring. • submitted photo

As a way to mark their 50-year class reunion, members of the Johnson High School class of 1966 wanted to create or donate something to the school. 

They decided on a bench, and not just an ordinary wooden bench, but a big stone “J.”

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