Reuter Walton to Build 136 Apartment Units in St. Paul
Last week the St. Paul City Council voted to rezone vacant, industrial land outside of downtown for residential use. The approval to rezone the land boosts developer Reuter Walton’s proposal to build a seven-story apartment building across the river from downtown St. Paul. The apartment building will be built at 84 Water Street, near the Harriet Island Regional Park.
However, the decision to rezone does not guarantee smooth sailing for Reuter Walton. The project comes amid various labor complaints from North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters against the developer. The complaints allege that Reuter Walton has violated various state and federal wage and employment laws. Although the complaints have not been verified, the St. Paul City Council plans to watch the developer more closely during this project.
A spokesperson for Reuter Walton says that its name has been conflated with various subcontractors it uses; that Reuter Walton follows every local, state, and federal wage and labor law; and that Reuter Walton requires its subcontractors and vendors to do the same.