Site Prep, Grading Permit Issued for Minnesota United Stadium

An artists rendering of the planned Minnesota United stadium in St. Paul Photo: Minnesota United FC
An artists rendering of the planned Minnesota United stadium in St. Paul

June 14, 2017 05:54 PM

A Minneapolis construction company has received permission to begin moving dirt at the location of Minnesota United FC's future home.

The City of St. Paul approved a grading and site work permit for Mortenson Construction, located at 422 Snelling Avenue North on Tuesday.

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Mollie Scozzari, marketing and public relations manager for St. Paul's department of planning and economic development, said the the grading and site work permit is first of many steps in the stadium's development.

"This gives the team permission to get going and digging in the ground," Scozzari said.

The permit only allows grading, remediation of soil and minor utility demolition, according to city documents. The permit does not cover utility work for the stadium.

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During site grading, monitoring by a state archeologist is required, according to city documents.

An archeological monitoring plan was was prepared and approved in May.

KSTP reached out to Minnesota United and Mortensen Construction for more information more information regarding the project, but calls were not returned.

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