It’s a real drag. There is no parking in St. Paul’s hippest and hottest neighborhood: Lowertown. So, I thought I’d go downtown on a bustling Saturday afternoon and document the shortage …Read more "There’s No Parking in Lowertown"
Gerber Jewelers is a small business situated on one of St. Paul’s most desirable streets and it’s trying to extend its storefront to the sidewalk. “Gerber Jewelers’ bid to extend the front of its building at 945 Grand Ave. to the sidewalk has been rebuffed. On a 7-0 vote … St. Paul City Council rejected […]Read more "An Article About Grand Avenue’s Setbacks"
So, let’s assume you wanted to buy a single family home in a historic and fairly walkable neighborhood (say, around a Walkscore of 65). Question: How much is a garage worth? I looked a “comparables” in the following: The price of a “starter home” in the neighborhood. That being, the lowest valued homes. The size […]Read more "How much is a garage worth?"
Lowertown in St. Paul doesn’t have a parking problem. I take that back. It does have a parking problem – there’s too much of it. Here’s a snapshot of downtown St. Paul. These blue spaces represent off-street surface parking lots and parking garages; but do not highlight on-street or underground parking. Also, they represent only, […]Read more "Lowertown doesn’t have a parking problem"
If you were to read the City of St. Paul’s legislative wish list, you’d see a list of big projects such as: $14 million to improve the Children’s Museum $7 million for parking and transportation improvements at Como Park $32 million loan forgiveness tied to the Xcel Energy Center (in an effort to not pay […]Read more "St. Paul isn’t Minneapolis (and that’s a good thing)"