754 Randolph Avenue - Fire Engine House No. 10
Through the Facility Management Plan process, with support of the Mayor’s Office and City Council, Fire Engine House No. 10 was identified as surplus to the City’s needs, and was offered for sale beginning May 15, 2017. Ramsey County lists the Total Estimated Market Value at $400,000.
Throughout the summer, the Department of Planning and Economic Development worked with parties interested in reusing the existing structure and converting it into new uses. The city is no longer accepting proposals. City staff are currently reviewing the proposals received and if a viable option is selected, it will be presented to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority board likely later this year.
The historic value of Engine House No. 10
The City of Saint Paul has obtained a Historic Context study for fire department engine houses to examine their surrounding areas and identify buildings that best represent that context.
In a similar fashion, the City is now engaging a consultant to complete the nomination application for the National Register of Historic Places. Department of Planning and Economic Development staff will propose a preservation program for the redevelopment of Fire House No. 10 that will reflect the intent expressed by the consultant in the nomination application. Following this, the Planning Commission and the City Council will vote to submit the nomination and accept the program.
The State Historic Preservation Office will then determine if the nomination qualifies for submission to the National Park Service. If the property is successfully listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the customer will need to fulfill the Preservation Program in their plans & specs and construction. This listing may later result in increases to the value of the property and neighborhood and potentially qualify the consultant for a Federal Investment Tax Credit.
To learn more about historic designation in Saint Paul, please click here.
If you have questions or concerns about the status of your proposal, please contact Ross Currier, Principal Project Manager, either by phone (651-266-6611) or email.
Information about other Saint Paul development opportunity sites is available at: stpaul.gov/property.