Wilder Mixed Use Concept - St. Paul, MN

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s vision for 411-417 Lexington Pkwy. N includes a YMCA, Music Academy, locally owned coffee shop, office spaces, and roughly 200 living units. This high density development is strategically located one block south of the Lexington Ave. light rail stop.


• Creation of a massing model from a conceptual design charrette with interested developers.
• High density development with pedestrian oriented green spaces, and a walkable "green street" separating the housing and leasing components.
• Implementation of new zoning ordinances created by light-rail transit on University Avenue. Zoning study to determine parking requirements for the various program uses.
• Design responds to the rhythm of the existing Lexington Ave. corridor, and has a strong entry presence from the Lexington Ave. light-rail stop.