St. Paul City Council Will Hold One More Hearing On Old Ford Plant Site

St. Paul City Council Will Hold One More Hearing On Old Ford Plant Site Photo: KSTP

September 20, 2017 09:02 PM

The St. Paul City Council has agreed to hold one more public hearing before voting on controversial zoning changes at the Old Ford Plant site.

Those attending a hearing Tuesday night didn't seem to have a problem with the city's zoning plan, which eliminates industrial use on the land in favor of mixed use, light manufacturing and office space in an effort to create jobs.


RELATED: St. Paul Neighborhood Divided On Future Of Ford Site

But residents of the Highland Park neighborhood are divided when it comes to the density of housing there, the height of buildings and the amount of park space. Some said buildings of 10 or 11 stories would be out of character with the surrounding area and they worry about traffic problems.

RELATED: St. Paul Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Future of Ford Site

While others see opportunity for affordable housing and economic development.  

RELATED: Plans to Redevelop Old Ford Plant Site Taking Shape in St. Paul

The City Council plans another hearing before its meeting next Wednesday.

After that, the plan could be voted on.  


Kevin Doran

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