Infrastructure Projects

Learn about Infrastructure Projects for Saint Paul Investor Relations, including Ford Site Redevelopment, Hillcrest Redevelopment, and Ramsey County Riverfront Redevelopment.

Ford Site Redevelopment

Hillcrest Redevelopment

Ramsey County Riverfront Redevelopment

Riverfront Properties is a nearly five-acre site located along the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul. In June 2015, Ramsey County began deconstruction of the former Adult Detention Center and West buildings located on the iconic site to prepare it for sale and private development.

Request for Development Interest was issued on Nov. 9, 2017. On Nov. 20, 2018, the County Board directed staff to begin negotiations on an exclusive six-month agreement with AECOM to perform due diligence on a proposal to develop the Riverfront Properties site.

"The new plans from developer AECOM include four proposed buildings, as well as a cover over Shepard Road and the railroad line along the river, to directly connect downtown to the river upstream from the Wabasha Street bridge.

The first construction phase includes two residential towers, including a class A apartment tower with 250 to 250 apartments, a 150- to 250-room boutique hotel and condominium tower with 80 to 150 units to be finished in 2021. A handout put the possible cost between $200 and $280 million.

The second and third phases call for two office and commercial towers, the first about 250,000 to 400,000 square feet to be completed about 2023. That would have a potential value between $150 and $220 million. The other would be 600,000- to 1-million-square-foot tower, to be determined as the project develops and worth between $270 and $400 million. That has a projected completion in 2026."

Riversedge: https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/projects-initiatives/riversedge


River Balcony Project: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/about-us/great-river-passage-initiative/saint-paul-river-balcony 

The River Balcony is a 1.5-mile promenade that extends along downtown Saint Paul’s signature Mississippi River bluff and down to the river. The River Balcony transforms urban infrastructure into public space that connects parks, civic landmarks, and private development along Kellogg Boulevard. 

Allianz Field

Major League Soccer Stadium

Minnesota United FC, a North American Soccer League team, is constructing a 20,000 seat major league soccer (MLS) stadium at I-94 and Snelling Avenue, as part of a  planned and coordinated redevelopment of the entire 34.5 acre site that also includes the Midway Shopping Center (property owned by private landowner RK Midway).  The goal is to create a new urban village surrounding the stadium that includes retail, office, residential and public open space uses.

The City committed $18.4 million to new roads, sewers, green space and other infrastructure near the stadium, and the stadium will be privately financed.



Snelling Midway Superblock

In 2014 the City of Saint Paul, Metropolitan Council, and RK Midway LLC entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to consider a coordinated redevelopment of the Snelling Midway superblock. Using the Snelling Station Area Plan as the basis, the parties engaged a real estate consultant team to develop recommendations for how the three parties could cooperate to pursue transit-oriented development on the entire 34.5-acre site.

Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site


Sears Redevelopment Site

Ayd Mill Road

Ayd Mill Road

The road runs through a ravine once belonging to John Ayd, a German settler who operated a grist mill at a nearby pond in the mid-1860s. By the late 1870s, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad had bought a right of way and built the “Short Line” through the ravine. While there was talk of building parks in the area even then, it remained exclusively a rail route for decades.

By the early 1960s, the Short Line road was built with the idea of linking I-35E in the south with I-94 to the north. Neighborhood opposition to the completion of I-35E delayed that project, however, and stymied the connection. Between 1965 and 1992, the road carried very little traffic. The city built a ramp connecting Short Line Road to I-35E, but it was unused. In 1993, the city changed the street’s name to Ayd Mill Road.


News Articles:

Riverview Corridor

The Ramsey County Commissioner and Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee recommended a route and a mode of transit for what’s known as the Locally Preferred Alternative. A public hearing will be held on this choice Nov. 9 and a final vote will be held Dec. 14.


Treasurer Island Center

Called the Treasure Island Center, the building will house the Minnesota Wild's new practice rink, restaurants, a brewery and shops.


The 428

Vacant for 23 years, the former Woolworth building at 428 Minnesota St. in downtown St. Paul is being converted into The 428, a five-level office structure with a rooftop open-air patio. A lunch counter will be preserved and used as the centerpiece of a future coffee shop, which will be open to the public.