The Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is soliciting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of 1170 Arcade Street in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of Saint Paul (see Attachment A and Attachment C).
This .22-acre corner site is one block south of Maryland Avenue and four blocks east of Payne Avenue, and is served by multiple transit routes. Arcade Street will be undergoing MnDOT improvements beginning in Fall of 2024, including resurfacing the street, repairing sidewalks, updating curbs and driveways, improving pedestrian lighting, improving traffic signals and updating bus stops. The site has nearby access to parks and natural amenities, including Lake Phalen and Phalen Regional Park.
The Payne-Phalen (District 5) Community Council (see Attachment F for Neighborhood Profile) is eager to support redevelopment of this parcel. The neighborhood vision for the area is for a mix of uses, including community-oriented development in a variety of land uses: destination commercial, office, light industry and multi-family housing, favoring high quality building designs and sites that provide aesthetically pleasing public spaces and contribute to a sense of safety. For this site, commercial and mixed-use proposals will be considered, with a priority for offers that include an active, ground-floor use, job creation, housing, elements that promote environmental sustainability and space for community use.
The 2040 Comprehensive Plan supports higher density development to take advantage of nearby commercial and residential development, as well as the transit and amenities in the area. Project massing, height, scale and design must transition appropriately to surrounding development. The Payne-Phalen (District 5) District Plan and Vision, and the Arcade Street Small Area Plan are included as Attachment E.