Saint Peter Food Co-op receives approval of mortgage subordination, paving way for $580,000 renovation

By |2018-08-28T14:38:50-05:00August 28th, 2018|

The Saint Peter City Council has signed off on a recommendation by the Economic Development Authority to subordinate the current mortgage for a growing business that is looking to expand. In the process of securing a 500-thousand dollar loan from CCF Bank for a remodel, the request from St. Peter Food Co-op was approved by council members on Monday. It will be the second major renovation of the building along Highway 169, which underwent over 3.3-million dollars worth of improvements when the business relocated to the former Nielsen Chevrolet building in 2011. At that time, the council aided in financing the [...]

EDA approves mortgage move for Saint Peter Food Co-op to allow for renovation

By |2018-08-23T15:45:16-05:00August 23rd, 2018|

Saint Peter's Economic Development Authority signed off Thursday afternoon on refinancing that will allow for a nearly half-million dollar renovation of the St. Peter Food Co-op on Highway 169. Community Development Director Russ Wille says the improvements were prompted by changes in the industry.  "Their bulk sales are down, their deli sales are way up and their produce sales are way up. So, they're going to be doing a largely interior remodeling to expand the deli to increase the flow within the deli department. They're going to increase the size of their produce department. Then, because the millennials aren't necessarily buying bulk [...]

Saint Peter Council ok’s vacating portion of Lincoln Drive in front of Middle School to improve safety

By |2018-08-17T14:56:18-05:00August 17th, 2018|

Saint Peter has approved the vacation of Lincoln Drive in front of the Middle School, a move meant to improve safety on the stretch of road between Broadway Avenue and West Grace Street. Flowing conversion of the former High School building into the Middle School last year, 5th through 8th grade students were exiting the cafeteria on the street side during their lunch break. Closing the portion of roadway is said to provide students with a safe crossing and allow for future improvements on both sides of the street, as the district owns the property on both sides of Lincoln Drive. [...]

Developer given approval to build 14 new lots at Windsor Pond subdivision in Saint Peter

By |2018-05-16T14:16:17-05:00May 16th, 2018|

Plans are moving forward for 14 new lots of single-family homes in Saint Peter. Windsor Homes, LLC has been given the green light for a third addition at the Windsor Pond subdivision. After originally undertaking a 22-lot development in 2002 and adding 34 additional single-family lots in 2004, the combination of inventory and market conditions led to a break in development at the site. Community Development Director Russ Wille says the new third addition is a great thing for the City.  "If you look at an analysis of that on a net-acre basis, Windsor Pond is the highest performing as to [...]

Saint Peter to see over $125M worth of development start this spring

By |2018-04-13T15:07:21-05:00April 13th, 2018|

The City of Saint Peter is preparing for over 125-million dollars worth of construction to kickoff this year. Community Development Director Russ Wille details the large projects that will get underway in the coming months. "So that included about a 50-million dollar expansion of Nobel Hall on the Gustavus Campus. About a 40-million dollar expansion out at the Regional Treatment Center. It will be about a 32 to 33-million dollar permit for the Rivers Edge Hospital expansion. The Solace Drug Court housing is under construction and that's about a 5-million dollar permit. We'll have about a 5-million dollar permit we're expecting [...]

Saint Peter, Nicollet County working to expand parking near courthouse

By |2018-03-19T16:53:52-05:00March 19th, 2018|

Nicollet County is in the process of expanding parking options at the courthouse in Saint Peter. The City Council has already approved the partial vacation of the Myrtle Street right-of-way to South Front Street. Two residential properties on the east side of South Front Street have been demolished to make way for the new parking lot that will provide approximately 40 to 50 new parking stalls. Community Development Director Russ Wille says the City recognizes the area is congested with parked cars. "Myrtle Street leads to no where out into the flood plain, so it really doesn't provide any connectivity or [...]

Saint Peter Council to take up issue of commercial creep during goal session

By |2018-01-29T05:51:15-06:00January 29th, 2018|

The Saint Peter City Council will hold a goal session meting Monday and plan to discuss commercial creep. Officials started to discuss the issue following approval of the new Dunkin' Donuts on Highway 169 last year. The Council approved rezoning and demolishing the former Mary's Flowers Site for the new development. Community Development Director Russ Wille says there has been concern that the highway commercial development on the north and south side of town will continue to migrate.  "Some council members felt it was important that we maintain that residential, historic downtown, residential, highway commercial rhythm as you come through the [...]

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