Why Univ. of Minn.'s tear-down project riles some neighbors


“It is difficult to understand how in a community like ours, where we pride ourselves for recycling and reusing everything, the university has not come up with a use for those beautiful buildings.”

— A resident of St. Paul’s St. Anthony neighborhood in a Pioneer Press article on how some residents there are upset with the University of Minnesota’s plans to tear down two university-owned buildings in the area — Berry House at 1304 N. Cleveland Ave and and Weigley House at 1316 N. Cleveland Ave. — and landscape the plots to save on maintenance costs.

MPR’s Tim Post has written about the U’s tear-down project, which also includes several buildings on its Minneapolis campus.