ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A development plan that has divided a St. Paul community for years will move forward.

The city council approved the master proposal for the old Ford plant in Highland Park with a 5-2 vote. While most people agree with the plan, which includes housing, retail, and green space, not everyone is happy with the density of the project.

The site is expected to go on the market early next year. The entire development would take 15 to 20 years to complete.

Comments (2)
  1. Pamela McGee says:

    I feel sympathy for the long time residents of Saint Paul Highland neighborhood. I was a victim of such development west of the river, my neighborhood changed dramatically and morphed into multi-story developments with little owner occupancy. The city of Mpls DID NOT listen to any of our concerns and parking, congestion became a nightmare, as well as the loss of our neighborhood feeling. I not so quickly realized that the neighborhood meetings which were held with each new development were simply a farce. The silver lining: I gave up and have since moved to Dakota County where the grass is truly greener on the other side of the river.

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