Developer plans 174 affordable apartments at Plato and Robert in St. Paul
6 Oct 2021
A Minneapolis developer has proposed a five-story building at Plato Boulevard and South Robert Street in St. Paul that would span 174 affordable apartments, as well as 10,000 square feet of ground-level commercial and community space. The new structure would replace an old American Red Cross office building.
The proposal from Schafer Richardson effectively extends recent housing and mixed-use development within the city’s revived West Side Flats area off the Mississippi River. The flats were home to a bustling Latino and Jewish community until the early 1960s, when the city cleared the area of residents in response to heavy flooding and installed a levee wall.
The Red Cross continues to maintain a blood and platelet donation center at a neighboring site.