Mayor Chris Coleman, along with City Councilmember Dave Thune, welcomed guests to the grand opening of The Penfield today. The building is the newest luxury, market rate housing development in downtown Saint Paul. Developed by the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, this $62 million project was completed on time and on budget.
The Penfield covers an entire city block bounded by 10th, Minnesota, 11th and Robert streets and has 254 apartment units and a 27,500 square foot Lunds grocery store, which will open on May 15. Construction began on The Penfield in July 2012 and was completed in December 2013.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory today unveiled plans for an extreme makeover of Sparky the sea lion's home at Como Zoo. The new, world-class habitat will provide a unique and immersive northwest coastal visitor experience and year-round indoor and outdoor use that will meet or exceed all regulatory and collection management requirements. Due to changing federal regulatory requirements for marine mammals, habitat preservation of the seals and sea lion exhibit is needed to keep these animals at Como for future generations.
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, and State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness Cathy ten Broeke, announced Friday that they are partnering together to finish the job of ending veteran homelessness in Minneapolis and Saint Paul by 2015.
The cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are partnering together in a challenge with Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines, Iowa to end veteran homelessness. The challenge will run until January, 2015.
FREE program from 10:00AM-noon each Thursday from September through April. Perfect for the 1-3 year old to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week! Go to: comozooconservatory.org/