An Equitable Compromise for the Ford Site

Introduction In September 2017, the Saint Paul Planning Commission and the Saint Paul City Council adopted a bold plan: the Ford Site Master Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan. In this landmark document, the city laid out a widely-praised vision for an environmentally and economically sustainable development that would provide public amenities, employment opportunities, and…

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Ford Site Big Reveal

Ryan Companies finally dropped their plans for the Ford Site on Oct. 10. While we’re still waiting for some details, the plan doesn’t stray too far from the original Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan passed by the Saint Paul City Council overall but there are definitely some additions and tweaks that will need…

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Ryan Co. Getting Ready To Release Master Plan

Listening Meetings and Gathering Information By now most of you know that Ryan Co. – the master developer selected by the City of Saint Paul to springboard the city in into the 21st century – has been holding “Listening” sessions to talk about their future plans for the Ford Site. At their second meeting held Aug….

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Ford Site – Ryan Companies Selected

Sustain Ward 3 is excited that Ryan Companies – a local Minnesota company – has been selected as the master developer for the Ford Site. They have a proven record of being good partners in other projects around the Twin Cities. This is a big step forward towards the future of the project and the…

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Riverview Corridor Recommendation by Sustain Ward 3

Sustain Ward 3 is a group of neighbors in Ward 3 who seek to build a welcoming community that emphasizes environmental, fiscal and community sustainability. These three tenets lead us to recommend the locally preferred alternative for the Riverview Corridor be modern streetcar on the Highway 5 alignment, along with a recommendation for an arterial…

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City Council Votes Yes on Ford Site – Press Release

Sustain Ward 3 Press Release Council Votes Yes On Ford Site Plan Today the Saint Paul City Council voted 5-2 to approve the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan which rezones the former industrial site into an opportunity for future generations of Saint Paul residents to work, live, and play. Sustain Ward 3…

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Thank you for supporting the Ford Site Yard Signs

Thank you for supporting the Ford Site plan! Because of the huge response and requests for signs and the tight deadline between now and the City Council vote (presumably on September 27 at this point), Sustain Ward 3 is no longer taking requests for yard signs. Obviously this vote is not going to be the…

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Council Says Yes to Greater Density on Snelling Ave

In a 6-1 vote, Saint Paul City Council approved the the plan to rezone Snelling Avenue South from Midway to Highland Park to incorporate multi-unit mixed use development. The plan calls for the rezoning of approximately 20 percent of the study area from Residential to Traditional  Neighborhood which means more dense mixed use commercial and…

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Letter and Comments Talking Points for Ford Site

With public comment opportunities coming up such as the Ward 3 Town Hall , City Council Public Hearing,and the opening of the  City of Saint Paul Public Comment portal Sustain Ward 3 wanted to put together a list of talking points for letters, comments and submissions so that we can share our support for the Ford Site Zoning and Master…

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