Dayton's Bluff

Sun
17
Jan

Six Dayton’s Bluff properties get six months of air

Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)
Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)

Jane Prince helps broker deal
In her first week on the job, Ward 7's new council person, Jane Prince, has already helped cut a deal to give six properties in Dayton's Bluff's historic district a fighting chance.
The solution, she said, was simple: get the interested parties together for an in-person discussion.

Sun
10
Jan

Red Rock Corridor plans coming along

The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)
The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)

East Side stops added to plan
East Side residents could one day use a bus rapid transit line to go to jobs in Cottage Grove.
By the same route, southwest suburbanites from Newport all the way down to Hastings could easily travel into the East Side to visit restaurants or go to school at Metropolitan State University, or commute to work in downtown St. Paul. And from there, they could link up with other transit lines such as the Green Line light rail route between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sun
03
Jan

City Adds Multi-Lingual Alerts for Snow Emergencies

Saint Paul Public Works announced today that it has expanded its snow emergency alert system to included text notices in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Sun
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.

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