Saint Paul Public Schools sold a unique 5.5-acre site in St. Paul to the J.A. Wedum Foundation, a local non-profit. Wedum wanted to meet the demand for senior housing in the Highland/West 7th neighborhood with an active senior lifestyle community at this prominent site.

The team worked collaboratively with the City of St. Paul and Ramsey County to implement their long-range plans of re-routing Lexington Parkway by splitting the site and creating a two-phased development, called Lexington Landing.

Phase one is a five-story 154-unit senior living community managed by Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) that blends independent living, assisted living and memory care services. Anchored by a 20,000 sq. ft. town center, the project includes a bistro, exercise room, theater, library, community room and other common areas. The design embraces the characteristics of its surrounding neighborhoods, nearby natural amenities, and energy of the busy location.

The second phase, an independent living building, is in design. The two buildings will share vibrant amenities, including restaurant-style dining, community room, bistro, pickleball court, rooftop patio, and an atrium lobby in the building town center featuring a hearth. Combined, they become a gateway to the Highland neighborhood and establish an active senior lifestyle community that fits the urban streetscape.

EDI was the development consultant.