It looks as if St. Paul might be getting new office and retail space as well as additional parking and some new housing. That's all good news for the capital, which has been looking for a way to reshape the riverfront.
A new 5-star hotel may also be waiting in the wings, but details have not yet been released, and action by the Ramsey County Board awaits joint task force review of a single redevelopment proposal.
Demolition at the site was stalled early in 2016 by the need for extensive asbestos abatement. Planned costs also rose from $11.5 million to the currently projected $17 million. A county spokesman reports that the teardown is expected to be complete by August.
A single bidder, Phoenix developer Cardon Development,…