Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will relocate next fall to a new building in the Tamarack Hills development in Woodbury, officials said.
Children’s will vacate its location at the Woodwinds Health Campus, at 1825 Woodwinds Drive, and move into a yet-to-be-built 20,000-square-foot office building at 628 Bielenberg Drive in the Tamarack Hills development. That area has already spawned a hotel, restaurant and office space.
The project cleared a major hurdle when the city’s planning commission approved developer MSP Commercial’s site plan at its Nov. 4 meeting.
“The services offered will initially include endocrinology and diabetes, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology – all currently offered at Woodwinds,” Children’s spokesman Justin Theodotou said.
“Children’s will be leasing all 20,000 square feet in the new building, but will initially only use 15,000 square feet. This gives us the capacity to expand our services, but we have yet to determine how we will do so.”
St. Paul Park
Incumbents retain City Council seats
Countywide, it was a quiet year for city elections, with only one contested race. That happened in St. Paul Park, where incumbents Sandi Dingle and Jeff Swenson were re-elected. They defeated challengers Darrin Smith and Nathan Koftis.
The other Washington County race, in Mahtomedi, was uncontested. Lael Ramaley and Joel Schilling were re-elected.
On the county level, the next race comes in 2014 for the County Board seats held by Autumn Lehrke in District 4 and Ted Bearth in District 2. Seats held by the other three commissioners, elected last year, go to the ballot in 2016.
City native accepted into Egyptian program
Cottage Grove native Becca Doten has been accepted into a prestigious Fellows program in June, sponsored by the Shafik Gabr Foundation. She is one of only 12 Americans who made it through a competitive selection process. The 12 American and 10 Egyptian Fellows toured Egypt for two weeks in June and are now touring the United States for two weeks.
Doten works as chief of staff to a Los Angeles City Council member. She manages staff at four offices, oversees the legislative and constituent service agenda for the member, is a key strategic adviser for politics and policy, and handles media and communications.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in film production from the University of Southern California. She was born and raised in Cottage Grove.
Snack shop closes in Central Park