The final West St. Paul City Council meeting of the year included a 2020 budget, a climate change resolution, a presentation on the crime map, an appointment, and debate over the proposed apartments at the former K-mart site.
Last night’s West St. Paul City Council meeting ran three hours and 53 minutes, the longest meeting of 2019 by far and the longest meeting in recent years. The discussion around the proposed apartment complex on the former golf course led to such a long meeting.
54 neighbors oppose a four-story apartment complex on the former golf course, but the project is a win for the city.
Online chatter has criticized two proposed apartment complexes, but studies show West St. Paul needs more multi-family housing.
A four-story apartment complex, a future townhome development, and a wetland restoration project are in the works for the former golf course.