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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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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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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Growing Support for Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm

Now that the Saint Paul City Council will finally vote on its approval (based on conversations this should occur in September 2017), we thought it would be a good idea to round up all of the organizations that have endorsed and support the plan so far. Saint Paul Planning Commission Star Tribune Metropolitan Council Highland…

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