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Man who led St. Paul's efforts to resurrect old Macy's building to retire

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The man responsible for some of the biggest revitalization projects in St. Paul – which may just get a Major League Soccer stadium thanks in part to his efforts – is leaving his job.

After seven years at the helm of the St. Paul Port Authority, President Louis Jambois has announced his retirement, which will be effective at the end of February, the Pioneer Press reports.

MinnPost credited the authority, under Jambois's leadership, with "saving" the abandoned downtown St. Paul Macy's building, which proved a major (and expensive) headache for the city when the retailer vacated the landmark in 2013.

Thanks to the agency's deal-making, the Minnesota Wild have a top-floor practice space in the works there, and a number of other tenants – including a brewery, restaurants and medical offices – could soon call the building home, the website says.

According to Finance & Commerce, Jambois was also instrumental in the rebirth of the city's Midway Stadium as a major manufacturing center, and getting Viking Cruise Lines to St. Paul "via the Mississippi River," among other big projects.

Additionally, he "has also been at the table for high-profile negotiations to build a Major League Soccer stadium in St. Paul," a deal the publication says is "poised for approval" but not yet finalized.

The Pioneer Press says the 62-year-old Jambois, who is retiring to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren, announced his departure early to "ensure a smooth transition" amid the big redevelopment projects he started.

Following the news, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman tweeted the following:

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