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Grant to Help Clean Up Site of St. Paul Saints Stadium

Updated: 01/23/2014 5:46 PM
Created: 01/23/2014 5:31 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The City of St. Paul is getting nearly $750,000 from the Met Council to clean up the site of the future home of the St. Paul Saints.

The Lowertown Ballpark is being built on the 9.7-acre site of the former Diamond Products factory. The area has significant contamination from its use as a coal-gas manufacturing site. Crews are in the process of removing contaminated soil.

“This grant will help us address some of the challenges that are associated with brownfield cleanup and redevelopment,” said Mike Hahm, director of the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. “The Diamond Products site had significant environmental issues that needed to be addressed before any development could happen on the site. We are excited to see the cleanup work continue as we get closer to making the ballpark the best possible community asset.”

Construction will begin in the spring, and the ballpark is set to open in 2015.


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