Groundbreaking on Dayton's Bluff Historic Hospital Linen Site

PVN worked with Minneapolis-based housing developer, Dominium, through the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission approval process for the new Cambric housing construction. The building is in the local Dayton's Bluff Historic District. The historic district contains a wide variety of architecturally and historically significant homes and buildings, including those of some of the Twin Cities' earliest inhabitants. The site is known as the historic Hospital Linen site, since it was once home to a laundering facility for the nearby St. John's hospital. The Hospital Linen building was demolished in 2007. The 113-unit affordable senior apartment complex groundbreaking was on Monday, July 13.

PVN's Marisa Koivisto studied the site in Professor Julia Robinson's architecture studio at the University of Minnesota-College of Design in 2011. The graphic below describes the site history and building density over time. 

Read the July 11 news article about the $27 million complex that will include the Mississippi Market co-op grocery here.

A Pioneer Press article from January 25 includes the architectural rendering for the Mississippi Market and describes the discussion that centered on the historic neighborhood character, particularly since part of the building sits in the Dayton's Bluff Historic Preservation District.

PVN Staff