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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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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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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Looking Back: The 2007 Phase 1 Visioning Study

What were you doing ten years ago in 2007? Were you eagerly awaiting the very first iPhone or watching the new movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? I was raising a preschooler and a first grader and starting a new job. Now my preschooler is starting high school, my first grader will…

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St. Paul Mayoral Candidates Ford Site Questionnaire

In April Sustain Ward 3 contacted mayoral candidates Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickinson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, and Dai Thao and presented them with a questionnaire about their vision for the future of the Ford Site redevelopment. As of May 19, 2017 only Elizabeth Dickinson had submitted a response. [Update: May 20, 2017 ] Melvin Carter…

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