St. Paul, MN

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227,500 Square Feet


J.A. Wedum Foundation


Pope Architects

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Contractor: Anderson Companies

This $43.5 million project offers 98 independent-living apartments, 36 assisted-living dwellings, and 21 memory-care units in a five-story building. Anchored by a 20,000-square-foot “town center,” the project includes a bistro, exercise room, theater, library, community room, and other common areas. Housing choices include a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. A mix of heated underground and surface parking serves the development, which Presbyterian Homes and Services manage.

Sambatek provided civil engineering, survey, stormwater management design, site design, and landscape architecture for this unique project. Challenges included Ramsey County’s desired realignment of Lexington Parkway, which bisected the overall site. Sambatek worked with the client and the County to accommodate the roadway in the revised site design.

The J.A. Wedum Foundation had been looking to bring their senior housing and services to the Highland Park neighborhood for many years. Alerted to the property sale of a closed St. Paul public school by Anderson Companies, Wedum’s development associate EDI worked closely with the City of St. Paul to reach a purchase price and demolish the building in preparation for senior housing. Lexington Landing Phase II is under development immediately to the north of this site, with Sambatek again working with EDI and Wedum Foundation.