LRT right on track

lrt train
testing – spring of 2013

Sure it is last week’s news but I am excited about the light rail opening on June 14th 2014.  I took this picture last year during one of the first tests of the tracks.  They pulled the light rail car down the track to make sure it would all fit.

Yesterday I was at CoCo (Co working collaborative) which is located just to the left and just outside of this photo they, were testing the PA system at this station.

There is so much empty retail space downtown yet there is some hope for housing and for the lower town neighborhood with the newly renovated Union Depot, the Saint Paul Farmers market and the ball park being built.

The light rail and the other development is good news for downtown housing and who knows maybe some of those vacant store fronts won’t be vacant in a couple of years.