Penfield Construction On Schedule

Posted: 3:29 pm Fri, August 2, 2013
By Chris Newmarker, Finance & Commerce


Construction on the Penfield, a 254 market-rate rental housing development at 101 E. 10th St. in St. Paul, is on schedule so that the first residents can move in at the end of November, according to the city, which stepped in as the project’s developer in 2010.

The first residents are expected to move into the north tower. The remaining units and common areas will be completed by the end of the year.

The $62 million project also includes a full service Lunds grocery store on the first floor occupying 27,500 square feet of commercial space. The Lunds is slated to open by mid-2014.

“The Penfield is a perfect example of Saint Paul’s commitment to preserving historic character while creating vibrant places to be,” St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said in a news release.

The building preserves a portion of the façade from the former Public Safety Building. A historical interpretive display with the history of the Public Safety Building will be installed in addition to public art that includes a corten light wall, corten steel lighted benches, cut granite benches and a Spirit of the Mississippi statue.