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As a visionary real estate development company known for its unique approach to forging public-private partnerships to bring transformative urban core projects to life, Cardon Development Group is frequently called on by local, regional and national news outlets to weigh in on timely industry trends. Check back often for project announcements and new media features.

Cardon Development Group Opens Williston OfficeOn August 17, 2017, Cardon Development Group officially opened their Williston office. The Williston Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the office located at 11 E. Broadway. Members of the Chamber of Commerce, David Tuan, City Administrator, CDG Staff and others were in attendance to celebrate the occasion. Read More >
3 Quotes for Entrepreneurs from This Unknown Billion Dollar Real Estate DeveloperWhile he tends to keep a low profile, the 57-year old entrepreneur sculpts the faces of major American metropolises. From skyscrapers to airports, his team flies across the country meeting with governors, congressional leaders, mayors, and city officials who seek him out to build the most intimidating vertical downtown developments in the country. Quite literally, Read More >
Ramsey County Moves Forward on Saint Paul Riverfront ProjectA first glimpse at what a St. Paul riverfront development might look like was provided Tuesday. The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorized staff to enter negotiations with Cardon Development Group on a development agreement for Riverfront Properties, located on the site of the former county jail and West Publishing. Read the full story here. Read More >
St. Paul’s ‘front door’? Developer lays out downtown waterfront planA Phoenix developer on Tuesday unveiled a $225 million plan to rebuild St. Paul’s riverfront. Don Cardon laid out his vision for the five-acre site where West Publishing stood for decades before moving out more than 20 years ago. The buildings there, including a former county jail, were finally demolished last month. Read the full Read More >
Developer shares $225M vision for St. Paul’s former West Publishing site along riverIf a Phoenix developer’s plans come true, the former West Publishing and Ramsey County jail site in downtown St. Paul will become a mixed-use project with a balcony connection to the Mississippi Riverfront. Cardon Development Group is planning a $225 million, three-building campus atop what would be a large parking ramp built up against the Read More >
A vision for St. Paul’s riverfrontDeveloper Don Cardon said Tuesday that he hopes to move dirt as soon as the second quarter of 2018 on his proposed $225 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former West Publishing site in St. Paul. Cardon, CEO of Phoenix-based Cardon Development Group, was in town to update Ramsey County board members on his plans for Read More >
Ramsey County moves ahead to develop St. Paul riverfront propertyRamsey County commissioners on Tuesday thought enough of a potential developer’s vision for five acres of prime riverfront property — including a four-star hotel, housing, retail and offices — that they authorized county staff to move ahead on a development agreement. That agreement with Cardon Development Group for the site of the former Ramsey County Read More >
Back on the tax rolls again? Ambitious plans for St. Paul riverfrontWhere West Publishing once stood in downtown St. Paul, a Phoenix-based developer envisions fine dining, a boutique hotel, high-end office space, 300 market-rate housing units, a long-awaited “river balcony” promenade and 2,000 parking stalls descending from the bluff. All in all, it’s a $225 million retail-hotel-residential-office-parking project that will likely require a host of private Read More >
Public starts to weigh in on Sloulin Field redevelopmentAt the first of three town hall meetings meant to assess the future of the site of the city’s current airport, there was a general consensus that the land should be used for a mix of public facilities like schools and parks and private enterprises. A crowd that quickly became standing-room-only at the Williston ARC Read More >
Kurt Warner’s Treasure House breaks ground on $1.5M, 5-acre siteRecent NFL Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda have broken ground on Treasure House, a space for people with disabilities to live, work and play, in Glendale, off Loop 101 and 75th Avenue. Don and Kim Cardon, principals of Cardon Development Group, donated 4.1 acres of land to Treasure House, valued Read More >

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