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  • Newport, Washington County agree on Red Rock redevelopment

    The city of Newport and Washington County housing officials have finalized an agreement to have the county lead the way on a sweeping redevelopment plan to transform an industrial area of the city into a bustling, transit-oriented,new-look neighborhood The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be the driving force behind attracting developers to remake


  • Newport: Public input sought on transit station design

    Washington County officials want the public’s input on the design of the planned Newport transit station. An open house will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 18 at Newport City Hall, 596 Seventh Ave. There will be a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will be treated to ice cream cones. The transit


  • Newport transit station on display

    The express-bus transit building will provide green features and will open the door to redevelopment, officials say. Late next summer a transit station will open in Newport as one stop on the proposed 30-mile Red Rock Corridor connecting the southeastern suburbs to St. Paul and Minneapolis. An open house will be held Wednesday on the


  • Newport transit station plans move forward

    Plans for a transit-oriented development in Newport have taken a baby step forward. Posted: 11/27/2012 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 11/27/2012 11:15:14 PM CST Washington County commissioners voted Tuesday, Nov. 27, to approve a proposed development area and to deem parts of the former Knox Lumber site structurally substandard. The votes were required before the property


  • Refreshing the Red Rock arithmetic

    Could commuters in the southeastern metro be served just as well by a bus rapid transit system as commuter rail? That’s the question the Red Rock Corridor Commission is hoping to answer as they set out to update a 5-year-old study of a 30-mile transitway that would include stops in St. Paul, Newport, Cottage Grove