Part II: We Read Ford Site Hearing Comments So You Don’t Have To

[…] of 1-5 stars, where 1 means “reading these made us feel dumber,” and 5 means “we have hope for our civilization, even if some dude recommended the Ford Site become a golf course.” Star Tribune: Ford plant site plan approved by City Council on 5-2 vote 41 comments. Highlights: Fact free comment: “Your “both […]

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Who Should Be Able to Live Along the River?

[…] next to houses. Photo: Google Street View On April 10 the St. Paul City Council approved zoning changes requested by Ryan Companies, the future developer of the Ford site. The changes included allowing single-family houses to be built along the river on Mississippi River Boulevard south of Ford Parkway. The city’s Planning Commission twice […]

Ford Parkway Reconstruction – Close but Not Quite

[…] bikeable community. My wife commutes from our home near Jefferson and Snelling to the 46th Street Blue Line station via bike which requires her to ride on Ford Parkway to cross the river. I was very excited to hear that Ramsey County would be rebuilding a portion of Ford Parkway and including bike lanes […]

Chart of the Day: Mode Share for Select Cold Weather Cities

Via Kevin Gallatin’s Twitter feed, here’s a chart that shows some different “cold weather” cities and their commuting mode-share. Voila: Gallatin plopped the Ford site targets and Highland, Saint Paul status quo into the chart to compare it with similar places around the world. He writes that “some say the Ford Site plan has […]

Ford Site Rendering

National Links: Ford Site TIF, Parking Lots as Golden Opportunities

[…] roadway capacity, but as research shows that increasing capacity just increases driving demand, Caltrans deems VMT the most “appropriate measure.” (Melanie Curry | Streetsblog Cal) Why Does Ford Site Gets $101M in TIF Subsidies?: St. Paul is redeveloping a 122-acre parcel of vacant land that once held a Ford manufacturing campus. Overlooking the Mississippi […]

Ford Plant Development Site

The empty land where the Ford Plant once stood in St. Paul as seen in this aerial photo taken on Friday, June 20, 2014. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)