There are many opportunities for St Paul to change its landscape. The two largest are the St Paul Ford Plant and the Hillcrest Golf Course. With the 135 acres in Highland Park and the 110 acres on the east side, many families could become St Paul residents. The City is already on a pace to increase its population by 5% and will help the state increase its odds of retaining a Congressional District.
The closure of Cooper’s Grocery Store in Sibley Plaza also creates an additional opportunity. The revitalization of these different areas of the city can pour more lifeblood into the Capitol City and bolster the argument that St Paul is a better place to live than in Minneapolis.
Though we would truly lament the loss of Hillcrest Golf Course, but the times they are a changing.