Ryan Companies’ massive redevelopment in a once-low-key St. Paul neighborhood mirrors its transformation of a weedy stretch of Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. Both include a couple hundred luxury apartments and a Whole Foods. But the Vintage has a much more refined sensibility for a mature demographic. The project also includes several two-story, townhouse-style rentals with private garages, full kitchens and roomy floor plans that will appeal to empty-nesters who aren’t quite ready to squish the contents of their suburban split-level into a standard urban rental. And being able to restock the larder without putting on a coat will no doubt appeal to those used to driving to the grocery. 1555 Selby Av., St. Paul, 651-457-4075, vintageonselby.com

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