Will address topics of racism, interacting with police
Some new conversation projects hosted by three St. Paul district councils will seek to get teens talking to adults in law enforcement and the city’s parks department.
A dialogue starting Monday, Sept. 14, will team up 35 or so teens with 15 police officers from the St. Paul Police Department to talk about race and racism, how police are perceived in the community, and more.
More biking, fewer intersections on the docket for Johnson, Wheelock
Looking to make Johnson and Wheelock parkways more park-like, planners behind the St. Paul Grand Round are proposing closing off many side streets that intersect the two roadways, to improve the experience of the Grand Round for pedestrians on the East Side.
The long-vacant gas station at Payne and Minnehaha avenues has a new owner. Abdi Wali Ali bought it in August and says he plans to revive it as a gas station and convenience store, but he will face numerous code issues and will have only a short period of time to rehabilitate the place. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Buyer hoping for fruitful first business; neighbors hope to see it demolished
The long-vacant gas station at 719 Payne Ave. has a new owner.
Paying only $39,000 for it, Abdi Wali Ali bought the place hoping to turn his business management education from Goshen College in Indiana into a solid first business.
His plan is to re-open the building for the same use as before: a gas station and convenience store.
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People Incorporated have the green light to move into the former convent building at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues -- the St. Paul City Council voted 5-2 to allow the building to be rezoned, which means People Incorporated can house up to 16 men and women who are in the midst of mental health crises. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Mental health crisis organization will move into former convent
Parking worries failed to surmount a social services agency's attempts to move into the greater East Side area.
Going off of a small area redesign plan for lower Payne Avenue, city planning staff are hoping to start implementing some ideas to improve the area for pedestrians and drivers alike. They’ll use new money allocated from existing sales taxes to bring improvements to the avenue. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A new fund that comes from re-allocated sales tax revenues will be used to help boost several commercial nodes, including three on the East Side.
Still trying to gain approval for some zoning changes at the former convent building on White Bear Avenue at Lacrosse, People Incorporated are being asked by the St. Paul City Council to look into possible parking solutions for the building, which has only a few off-street parking spots. The council will vote on the proposed rezoning of the building on Wednesday, Sept. 9. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The suggestion? Raze a house to make way for a parking lot
With St. Paul City Council members deciding that there are unresolved parking concerns with People Incorporated's proposal to open a short-term mental health crisis center in the former convent at Lacrosse and White Bear avenues, the fate of the building remains to be decided.