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Toxic findings at Stoltz Cleaners keep Mac from purchasing property
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Toxic findings at Stoltz Cleaners keep Mac from purchasing property

After the completion of an extensive environmental review that began in November, Macalester’s High Winds Fund has decided against purchasing the Stoltz Dry Cleaners property at the corner of Snelling and Grand. Last October, The Mac Weekly reported that High Winds was considering buying the property and potentially developing a mixed-use building similar to the…

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Macalester’s High Winds Fund may purchase nearby property

The High Winds Fund at Macalester was established in 1956 through a gift from Dewitt Wallace, in an effort to provide a strong voice for neighborhood preservation, development and redevelopment. Since then, High Winds has played a key role in the evolution of Macalester’s neighborhood, buying and preserving houses in danger of demolition, developing successful…

High Winds Fund buys 1721 Princeton property
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High Winds Fund buys 1721 Princeton property

All through the winter, 1721 Princeton sat empty, awaiting the results of negotiations between Macalester College and new owner Sherelyn Ogden. Supporters from all across the Twin Cities and country were rewarded as, at long last, as a purchase agreement between Mac’s High Winds Fund and Ogden was confirmed late Tuesday. “We have a purchase…

Macalester purchases school building, parking lot across from campus
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Macalester purchases school building, parking lot across from campus

Macalester College recently completed its purchase of a few properties close to campus. On November 17, the College closed on properties at 1549 Grand Avenue and 1550 Summit Avenue. The sale includes the school building on Summit Avenue currently occupied by both Laura Jeffrey Academy and the Highland Park Montessori School, as well as the…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

ST. PAUL Ford plant redevelopment plans move forward St. Paul officials and developers have extensive plans for the site of the former Ford assembly plant in Highland Park. The plant, which closed in 2011, was finally fully demolished this summer, and the 122 acre site is nearly ready to be shaped into an important part…