As manufacturing declined across the country, cities from Baltimore to San Francisco have reclaimed waterfronts for recreation and development. But in St Paul, along the Mississippi River, an unusual situation has emerged, according to The New York Times.
A well-known local developer, proposing the largest project in St. Paul’s history, has been prevented by the city itself, with the support of some pro-development forces, from building an upscale mixed-use community directly across the river from the downtown. more
Bryan Mills, a division manager for Saint Consulting in Boston, comments below on the problems faced in this project.