A picture taken in October of 2012 of what will one day be the Penfield apartments and a Lund's store. The project is being developed on 10th and Rober street in downtown St. Paul and the pillars from the old police HQ are being integrated into the new buildings.
Here is a picture I took yesterday just a little more than a year later.
The building will offer "market rate" studio, alcove, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. All will be equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an island in the kitchen.
Property amenities include: an outdoor swimming pool, fire pit, grills, large green roof patio area, sauna, fitness room, club room, dog wash, dog area on the roof, lobby with a drop-off canopy area, and a full-service Lunds grocery store with a bank kiosk and other services (such as dry cleaning drop-off and a pharmacy).
The Penfield is also just one block from light rail transit that will be operating in 2014.
It is supposed to "open" at the end of 2013, December-ish. It looks pretty darn nice and Pedro park will be just across the street.