City Council OKs Nicollet Ace parking lot

The City Council unanimously voted March 1 to approve a Nicollet Ace Hardware, 3805 Nicollet Ave., request to build a parking lot south of the business, two days after owners Julene Lind and Steve Rosch stepped forward and offered $20,000 to help relocate the two houses that sit on the site.

The Kingfield NRP board voted in February to allocate up to $50,000 in public funds towards the relocation project, and the Lyndale Neighborhood Development Corporation (LNDC), which is undertaking the project, has agreed to contribute $25,000.

Final cost estimates were expected on March 8, and LNDC is likely to sign a contract with Lind and Rosch March 12.