State Fair’s Heritage Square May Become Transit Hub

FALCOLN HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — For nearly 50 years, Heritage Square has invited Minnesota State Fairgoers to take a slow walk down memory lane.

But it could soon be offering fairgoers a quick and modern trip to and from the fairgrounds.

State Fair officials have said that plans are in the works that would turn the Heritage Square area into a new transit hub.

After being a part of the fair for nearly half a century, the fair says that section on West Dan Patch Avenue is just too old fashioned and isn’t drawing people in like it used to.

The plan would tear down the Square and make room for a $10 million bus drop off and pickup center.

The State Fair board will talk on Friday and are expected to finalize a deal by the end of the month.

Construction would start after this year’s fair, which starts August 22 and goes through Labor Day.

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