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Central Station Block

Development Opportunity

With the goal of creating catalytic transit-oriented development in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the Metropolitan Council and the City of Saint Paul have released a request for developer proposals for Central Station Block.

 

Interested parties are asked to submit proposal by 5 p.m. CDT on Thursday, July 25, 2024. Please find the Request for Proposals here. All questions regarding the Request for Proposals should only be directed to the RFP Administrator. Proposals may be submitted electronically via the QuestCDN website (please search for #9049465). Alternatively, proposals may be sent to:

Laron Weddington
RFP - Central Station Block
390 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-602-1032
Fax: 651-602-1083
[email protected]
TTY: 651-291-0904

The Site

The Central Station Block Site (“Site”) is a 1.66 acre assemblage owned by Metropolitan Council and the City of Saint Paul HRA located in the heart of Downtown Saint Paul.

  • The Site has potential for 578,000 SF as-of-right buildable space, with the potential for significant density bonuses making it prime for a mixed-use, transit-oriented development.
  • The METRO Green Line bisects the Site with Central Station, connecting to Downtown Minneapolis via a 40 minute one-seat light rail ride. The Site is a regional bus hub and is directly adjacent to bike lanes and parking garages.
  • The Site also sits at a central location in the City’s skyway network.

The Opportunity

The Site offers significant opportunities for a developer with experience and vision to create a catalytic, transit-oriented development.

  • A highly transit accessible Site: There are few development-ready sites within the Twin Cities that are as comprehensively served by transit as the CSB Site.
  • Signature, modern, building(s) with a mix of uses that adds to the vibrancy of downtown. The Site offers opportunity to create a unique amenity offering with maximized transit accessibility.
  • Unique potential for a public-private partnership: The Metropolitan Council and Saint Paul HRA are highly committed to the successful development of the Site.

Key Dates

RFP Release: March 25

Questions Due: June 25, 5 p.m. CDT

Proposal​ Due Date: July 25, 5 p.m. CDT 

Developer Selection: October 2024


"This one-of-its-kind development opportunity in the heart of downtown will spark Saint Paul's next phase of economic growth. I am excited about the chance to bring this block to life with a high-density development, active and pedestrian oriented ground level space and a seamless connection to transit."

— Rebecca Noecker, Saint Paul HRA Chair and City Council Member, Ward 2 

Rebecca Noecker