Ramsey Town Center
I made my first visit to the Ramsey Town Center today. Its not a location that is typically on the way to anything. I was out there for a tax appeal. And anyone that has property in the Ramsey Town Center needs to consider appealing their property taxes, residential or commercial.
When you visit the struggling commercial area, I find it ironic that this shiny new building is the offices of the Midwest Medical Examiner. As the Ramsey Town Center is strewn with dead developments.
Its sad because there are some lovely homes built there, beautiful architecture on the the townhomes. But the projects have all been mothballed. Not one model home to be seen. And one sad “to be built”, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath single family home on a 55' wide lot advertised at $154,000 is the only active listing I could find on the MLS. As often the case, in addition to the builders, those that are suffering the most are the homeowners that bought into the dream. Unless they are very fond of quiet and don't like having neighbors.
As to solds in the last year--3 partially completed townhomes sold for $45,000 and a water damaged one for $52,000. And a new nice single family home, 2,500 square feet finished with 4 beds and 3 baths sold for $262,000. Lonely, though. It was really quiet out there on this flat open land.
It was a project that never made sense, even when it was conceived in the peak of the hot real estate market by the City of Ramsey, who sought out a developer. Though I doubt the City could have even considered the resulting bank fraud that landed people in jail and contributed to the main appraiser involved committing suicide. Back to the dead body thing again.
Expect for what appears to be a mostly empty commercial building with an event center, and a new Alina Clinic being built, all of the other “Town Center” commercial buildings are this amazing City Hall, the new VA Clinic being built, a large multistory empty parking garage, and the Medical Examiners Office.