Photo courtesy City of St. Paul

Downtown St. Paul’s former police training facility, also known as the Public Safety Annex, will likely be redeveloped by Minneapolis-based Ackerberg Group.

In a statement, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said a staff recommendation will soon be sent to the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority to award tentative developer status to Ackerberg. The company submitted a proposal to turn the building into office space with retail on the first floor. It will also make a capital investment in the adjacent Pedro Park.

“This is an incredible opportunity to preserve a building with a rich history and build out vibrant green space, while also attracting hundreds of new jobs,” Coleman said.

The annex, which is near the corner of Robert and 10th streets, will be empty after St. Paul police move out by the end of the year.

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