Former Ford Plant in St. Paul Taking Shape as a Massive Mixed-Use Development

A long-awaited plan for the former Ford plant along the Mississippi River is now open for public comment.
November 23, 2016, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Peter Callaghan reports:

A master developer likely won’t be chosen until 2020, and construction won’t begin until 2021, but after 10 years of talking and meeting and planning, St. Paul finally has its first glimpse of what the former Ford plant site will look like when it grows up.

St. Paul released the Zoning and Public Realm Plan [pdf] for the 135-acre site earlier this month. The former Ford plant is still owned by the Ford Motor Company, but will soon replace its industrial spaces with "commercial offices, mixed use, multi-family residential and even 'mansion-style units,'" according to Callaghan. "Planners estimated that once built-out, the site would be home to as many as 4,000 residential units and 1,500 jobs," adds Callaghan. The article includes more details on the draft Zoning and Public Realm Plan, including a discussion of the flexibility built in to the plan.

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Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in MinnPost
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