Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant Promoted as New Rice Creek Commons

November 08, 2018 03:13 PM

The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant has a new name and possibly a new future.

The 430-acre site is now known as Rice Creek Commons, and in the next year, could be developed into a mix of neighborhoods and businesses. The communities have been working on a new plan for the site after it was passed over as the new Vikings stadium location.


"The preliminary master plan shows the whole eastern side being three different neighborhoods. Then on the western side, which is the side by the freeway and highway, will be a variety of different business designations," said Blake Huffman, District One Commissioner in Ramsey County.

The hope is for the business side of the project to create about 4,000 jobs. Retail space is also included in what is being called the "master plan."

"In the middle, 40 to 50 acres of retail. We'll let the market dictate what that should look like, but it will be the best retail the most premium retail in the twin cities," Huffman said.

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. The location is at Ramsey County Public Works in the Marsden Room. The address is 1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, Minnesota, 55112.


Lindsey Brown

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