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Continued: Land trust calls for a greening of the Green Line

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Nancy Homans, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s policy director, said that public parks alone won’t turn the corridor green. She pointed out that Hamline Station, a nonprofit affordable housing development on the Green Line that started construction this week, will include a public plaza.

Parks are “not going to be a hard sell for big development sites,” such as the proposed Snelling-University neighborhood marketplace and the Sears site near downtown, Homans said. “The harder ones will be the tiny lot redevelopment.”

Kevin Duchschere • 651-925-5035

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