2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:18:16 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Twin Cities (MN) deal falls th
Cost of cleanup too much for potential developer of TCAAP parcel

by Michel Miron
Shoreview Press (MN)
June 9, 2009

ARDEN HILLS - Presumed contamination at a portion of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) has hindered a major developer from moving forward with a land purchase.

Last month the Arden Hills City Council voted not to proceed with plans to purchase 585 acres of TCAAP land from the U.S. Army and the General Services Administration after potential end buyer Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc. of Minneapolis said the contamination would make redevelopment prohibitively expensive.

The initial plan called for the city to pay $45 million for parcels known as Site K and Building 102 to resell to Ryan. The price was reduced to allow for the new owner to pay for clean up of contaminated soil at the site, and redevelopment was slated to begin over the next year. At one point, the project was to include 2,200 residential dwellings, 875,000 square feet of retail and mixed-use space, 575,000 square feet of industrial space, 1.2 million square feet of office space and 235 acres of park area, wildlife corridors and water features.


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Lenny Siegel
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