A new intoxicating THC ordinance, survey results, and street assessments were passed at the West St. Paul City Council meeting, but advocates for a community center packing the room drew all the attention.
Residents clamoring for a community center can rejoice—the City of West St. Paul is commissioning a feasibility study.
Long-term development took center stage during West St. Paul’s City Council meeting, including the former Hy-Vee/YMCA property with a proposal for apartments, a sit-down restaurant, and public space, Dakota County’s mental health crisis recovery and treatment center, and a feasibility study for a community center.
West St. Paul City Council will cover several big topics—including a community center study, Hy-Vee redevelopment presentation, marijuana regulation, and a proposed Dakota County crisis and recovery center—mostly during work sessions before the regular meeting.
West St. Paul is buying the former Hy-Vee property for $5.2 million with plans for housing, restaurants, and park space.
The YMCA is closing their temporary West St. Paul location and having an evolving conversation about a permanent facility.