On Friday, Aug. 26, approximately 50 Lowry Grove residents and their supporters marched from the St. Anthony manufactured home park to Minneapolis, for the long-awaited court hearing regarding their fight against the site’s new owner, Continental Property Group. Rather than redevelopment, many residents hope to keep calling Lowry Grove home. Below, in a “sketch plan,” Traci Tomas reveals a preliminary plan for the future of the Lowry Grove property in St. Anthony Village.
Owner moves forward with preliminary redevelopment plans
The Highway 36 bridge over Lexington Avenue as seen the week before westbound traffic was routed onto the bridge. The bridge replacement project should be complete by the end of fall.
Drivers on Highway 36 through Roseville may have recently noticed fewer bypasses on their trips through the city — the westbound lanes of traffic on the highway are now using a newly built bridge over Lexington Avenue.
Falcon Heights and 21 other metro area cities have subscribed to solar gardens in order to offset city government energy costs and to utilize clean energy. Falcon Heights already utilizes solar energy — there are more than 220 solar panels on City Hall’s roof, as seen with Mayor Peter Lindstrom.
Cities look for savings, use of clean energy
Falcon Heights City Hall has solar panels on its roof and in the past couple of years the city changed its code to make it easier for residents to install solar.
While Inver Grove Heights has experienced plenty of residential and commercial development in recent years, there are still large tracts that remain woods, pastureland and farm fields, especially in the southwestern portion of the suburb.