About the Central Office W. Andrew Boss Building

The PHA's W. Andrew Boss Building at 555 Wabasha Street North is conveniently located on the north edge of downtown St. Paul, directly across from the State Capitol.

The building houses the PHA's administrative offices for public housing and Section 8 including the rental office. Approximately one-third of the building is leased to commercial tenants, generating revenues that subsidize the PHA's business of providing safe and affordable housing.

The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA) has chosen the PHA's W. Andrew Boss Building as an example of "Building Greener." The OEA develops brief case studies of new and renovated buildings in Minnesota to demonstrate real-world applications of sustainable building principles and strategies. Sustainable building involves a broad spectrum of choices about resource efficiency and pollution prevention. The result is buildings that are more economical to operate and maintain, healthier and more productive for occupants, and less burdensome on the environment.

Revenue

Revenue from the W. Andrew Boss Building that is not used to cover building operations and planned future capital needs may be spent to enhance public housing programs and enrich the lives of PHA residents.

Since 1998 (through Fiscal Year 2013) the following funds have been used to support these opportunities:

HOME Ownership
$ 239,975
  HOME Entry Cost Assistance
40,000
  HousingLink
135,000
  JobsPlus
12,500
  Resident Scholarships
60,000
  Boys & Girls Club
50,000
  Community Gatherings
167,200
  Promise Fellows
19,534
  Nursing Student Clinic Equipment
10,000
  Strategic Planning
44,100
  Iowa Hi-Rise Building Renovation
25,000
  Tenant Relocation Assistance (Wilder)
8,113
  Americorp CTEP
4,000
 
TOTAL   
$ 815,422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

The W. Andrew Boss Building, 555 Wabasha Street North, is located in the Northwest quadrant of Downtown St. Paul, at the corner of Wabasha Street and 11th Street, and is conveniently accessible from I-94 and I-35E. Click here to see a map of this property location. This link will redirect you to an external web site. The PHA is not responsible for the accuracy of information on external web sites.

By Car

From 35E southbound

Take the 10TH ST/WACOUTA ST exit. (This is a center lane as I-94 and I-35E split to the left and right.) 

Take the 10TH ST exit.

Turn SLIGHT RIGHT to stay on 10TH ST E.

Turn RIGHT onto CEDAR ST.

Turn LEFT onto 10TH ST E.

Turn RIGHT onto WABASHA ST for the main entrance at 555 WABASHA ST N, or go straight on 10TH ST across WABASHA and turn right into the PHA parking lot. 

From 35E northbound

Take the 11TH ST exit toward STATE CAPITOL.

Turn RIGHT onto ST PETER ST.

Turn LEFT onto 10TH ST W.

Before getting to WABASHA ST, turn left into the PHA parking lot, or turn left onto WABASHA ST for the main entrance at 555 WABASHA ST N.

From I-94 eastbound 

Take the 10TH ST/5TH ST exit.

Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the 10TH ST ramp.

Turn LEFT onto 10TH ST W.

Before getting to WABASHA ST, turn left into the PHA parking lot, or turn left onto WABASHA ST for the main entrance at 555 WABASHA ST N.

From I-94 westbound

Take the 12TH ST exit toward STATE CAPITOL.

Stay straight to go onto 12TH ST E.

Turn LEFT onto CEDAR ST. 

Turn RIGHT onto 10TH ST E. 

Turn RIGHT onto WABASHA ST for the main entrance at 555 WABASHA ST N, or go straight on 10TH ST across WABASHA and turn right into the PHA parking lot.

Parking

Parking is not available at the 555 North Wabasha Street Building. Street parking is available at parking meters along Wabasha Street and Eleventh Street and at other nearby locations. Hourly rate parking is available in the Municipal Parking Ramp one block towards downtown. The Municipal Parking Ramp entrance is located on Exchange Street between Wabasha Street and St. Peter Street. For additional parking information visit St. Paul Smart Trips. This link will redirect you to an external web site. The PHA is not responsible for the accuracy of information on external web sites.

Central Office Boss Building Tenancy

The current W. Andrew Boss Building tenants are:

  • Public Housing Agency
  • Minnesota Credit Union Network
  • Minnesota Item Processing Center
  • Dr. Jeske, DDS
  • Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
  • Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) 

Available Space

Currently, there is no available space in the building.  

Contact Information 

To inquire about the W. Andrew Boss Building, please contact Ron Moen, Finance Director at (651) 292-6142 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.