Development Projects

Hyvee Concept Plan Render 1150 Thompson Ave. E. Redevelopment (former YMCA site)

Project Summary
This urban, market-rate housing development proposal acts as a front porch to the West St. Paul community.  It is the interface between public and private functions and offers a welcoming re-energization to this area as it continues the city’s mission to thoughtfully redevelop, bringing more shared amenities to the community and improving the overall housing stock. This site connects West St. Paul’s city center to its beautiful, natural surroundings through trails and waterways, and provides, yet another, elevated gathering space for the community.

Alignment to Goals and Values
This project aligns with multiple components of the West St. Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan, including but not limited to the following:


  • Provide a variety of housing types and densities to support resident alternatives
  • Recognize opportunity sites for high-density development
  • Support well-designed projects that add value to the community landscape and are connected to transit ways and other community amenities


  • Create a redevelopment plan for Thompson Oaks Golf Course which includes a mixture of high-density residential, commercial, and open space uses


  • Provide resources and programming to maintain city park areas as community amenities
  • Develop and maintain a long-term urban forestry plan


  • Prioritize incorporation of communal amenities and gathering spaces into new developments


  • Prioritize incorporation of linkages and connections for all modes of transportation, to connect areas of intense land use amenities

2023-1101 Open House Visioning Boards reduced_Page_14Project Details
This unique public/private mixed-use development proposal between the City of West St. Paul and Greco Properties includes the following components: 

  • Activated public plaza (to be city owned)
  • Playground/splash pad area (to be city owned)
  • Lawn, pavilion, stage area (to be city owned)
  • Hardscape of the pond (to be city owned)
  • Extension of Crawford Drive (to be city owned)
  • Connections to the regional trail system
  • 461 market rate apartment units with underground parking and 27 townhomes
  • Retail component - coffee shop, fitness
  • 12,800 SF restaurant (former AutoZone site)


Get Involved
The proposal is still in the early stages of the site planning process.  We need your input!


What we have heard so far

The feedback we received in person at the Public Open House on November 1, and from the online survey.

Process & Next Steps

  • Fall 2023 – Open House #1 (November 1, 2023)
  • Fall 2023 – Community Feedback Collection
  • Winter 2023/2024 – Plan Revisions
  • Winter 2024 – Open House #2
  • Winter/Spring 2024 – Final Project Revisions



Developer Contact – Josh Brandsted, President of Greco Properties, 612-877-0998 or

City Contacts
Ben Boike, Community Development Director, 651-552-4140 or
Eric Weiss, Parks, Recreation & Environment Director, 651-552-4138 or


New Construction

  • Westlyn Apartments - 240 Thompson Ave E
  • Savor Apartments - 1571 Robert St S
  • Legacy Commons and Hilltop at Signal Hills Apartments - 15/45 Butler Ave E
  • Bobby & Steve's Auto World - 1820 Robert St S
  • Crew Car Wash - 1949 Robert St S


  • Pacific Dental - 1740 Robert St S
  • Erberts and Gerberts Drive-thru - 1907/1909 Robert St S
  • Clover Montessori Day Care - 1025 Dodd Rd
  • Earth Goods - 249 Lothenbach Ave
  • WSP Ice Arena Expansion - 60 Emerson Ave W


New Construction

  • Suite Living - 938 Robert St S
  • Gateway Apartments - 895 Robert St S
  • Wakota A Guiding Start New Building - 1140 Robert St S
  • Tumble Fresh Laundromat - 1365 Robert St S
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