The residents of nearly 100 RVs in St. Anthony, Minn.,  were told Wednesday (April 27) that they would have to pack up and leave within a year’s time, the Lillie News reported.

According to the owners of Lowry Grove LLP, a residential RV park located off the 2500 block of Lowry Avenue N.E., the property is being sold to a developer.

The location, not far from Minneapolis and eyed for years by interested parties, had not been listed for sale, but according to Phil Johnson, the managing partner of the RV park, the idea of selling it had been on the table a long time for the five owners.

The property, just larger than 15 acres in size, is being sold to Wayzata-based Continental Property Group, the president of which was once the property manager of Lowry Grove.

“We’d been contacted on a fairly regular basis for a number of years,” Johnson said. “But we wanted to make sure it was the right fit. We wanted to make sure we had the right developer that would treat our residents correctly and we found that when we found Continental Property Group.”

Traci Tomas, president of Continental Property Group and a resident of New Brighton, worked for Lowry Grove about a decade ago.

Operation of Lowry Grove has become increasingly demanding as the infrastructure — the roads, as well as water, sewer and electric lines  — has been aging. Some of it, Johnson said, is more than 70 years old.

Though Tomas isn’t yet sure what her company will do with the land — it has a year to figure it out — she did confirm that it would no longer be an RV park.

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