Sarah McKenzie

Loring Park may get 15-story 'point tower' amid the mansions

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Developer must get city OK for high-rise on Oak Grove parking lot; can it complement the area's historic character?

Stately mansions once dominated Loring Park, showcasing the wealth of the city's elite at the beginning of the 20th century.

Some manors remain, tucked away along Oak Grove Street a block south of the park. Now, a developer plans to build a 15-story condominium tower on a parking lot between two old homes, the Dunne Mansion, 337 Oak Grove St., and the Lyon House, 419 Oak Grove St.

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