Oct. 24, 2017: A Segregated Area of Wealth in St. Paul

Across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul, between 640 to 830 new housing units could soon be built at Fillmore West Apartments. City council members envision environmentally-forward designs, but neighborhood residents and housing advocates predict gentrification, pointing out that development is moving forward without a single unit of affordable housing, despite more than $2.5 million in public investment.

“Realistically, this has the potential of resulting in a segregated area of wealth, rather than an integrated community,” says Russ Adams, executive director of the Alliance.

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