KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters. And the tunnels bored into a Kansas City hillside had access to abundant electricity and fiber-optic cables. But the mine lacked something important: tax breaks. Without them, several companies chose instead to locate thei[...]
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St. Paul planners last week detailed their ambitious plan to link the Mississippi River to downtown St. Paul attractions along the bluff, but a few key elements — a price tag and a timetable — remain unclear. The River Balcony project is designed to tap into the river as an economic development engine by luring visitors and opening new development opportunities, including restaurants and re[...]
The board overseeing a massive downtown Rochester build-out urged staffers to sharpen their focus on recruiting businesses and fostering partnerships, critical components of the multibillion-dollar project that haven’t materialized yet. Five months after the group approved a development framework for the Destination Medical Center project, some members at a Thursday meeting laid out their exp[...]
When it comes to the tricky tale of the attempts that Minneapolis and St. Paul have made to land a Major League Soccer team, plenty of soccer metaphors present themselves. The shot, the save, the called foul, the pass and/or assist; take your pick. But the more accurate example might be the “dead-ball” circumstance of a free kick, with a player — or, in this case, an entire league — standi[...]
It took more than a decade and the help of 11 major funders, but the affordable Greenway Heights Family Housing building designed for large families is up and running. The 42-unit building at 2845 Bloomington Ave. S. is in Minneapolis’ East Phillips neighborhood, an ethnically diverse area with immigrants from Nepal, Somalia and Ethiopia, and significant Latino and Asian populations. The buil[...]
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