Heading down East 6th or 7th Street from the west, a a visitor might be surprised at the amount of new construction and wonder if the neighborhood is starting over from scratch. It’s likely that with four new major construction projects, many Dayton’s Bluff residents aren’t quite sure what’s going on either. The map [above] shows the location and identity of each of these projects.
Metropolitan State University, which is constructing a science center, a student center and a parking ramp, has provided a website link with information about the projects as well as a round-the-clock live cam trained on each of the three. Go to metrostate.edu and click on “Construction Updates.”
Further east on 7th Street is Mississippi Market, scheduled to open its third St. Paul store in 2015. Regular updates and pictures can be found at msmarket.coop.
Preservationists will be pleased to know that no existing buildings were torn down in the process of creating a sparkling new face of Dayton’s Bluff.