Join CFMA Twin Cities on July 20th to tour the Highland Bridge Project in St. Paul. Happy Hour at Tiffany's will immediately follow the tour. Pants and closed toe shoes are required for this program.
For nearly a century, Ford Motor Company was an anchor to St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood. The Ford plant closed the doors in 2011 leaving an important and large piece of the community vacant, both literally and figuratively.
Through a decade long process, the City collaborated with area stakeholders to create an ambitious master plan for the vast site, incorporating elements important to the community. After formally securing development rights from Ford, Ryan embarked on our own 18-month community engagement journey focusing on the plan’s core priorities. In 2019, Ryan and the City entered into a Redevelopment Agreement paving the way for Ryan’s purchase of the 122-acre site.
The redevelopment, now named Highland Bridge, connects more than roadways to the surrounding neighborhood; it extends the existing Highland Park community with additional housing, retail, office and greenspace. It welcomes 3,800 new residences—20 percent of which are affordable housing—to the center of the Twin Cities. Highland Bridge connects the existing retail along Ford Parkway to the Mississippi River, creating a dynamic and welcoming mixed-use gateway district. The design honors the natural beauty of the site, adding 1000 trees and sustainable, native plantings and an iconic water feature, treating all site storm water and recharging the Hidden Falls headwater. And it promotes community and wellness with more than 55 acres of open space: a civic square, civic plaza, new parks and two little league fields.
2:45 - Check-in (see parking and gathering instructions below)
Entry to the site is via Gate 1, which is accessed through the Highland Village Shopping Center parking lot and is located behind the existing Lunds and Byerly's store. From Ford Parkway you will turn into the lot at Finn Street and drive back through to the gate. You may park beyond the first gate or the second. Please join the group outside of the second trailer from the entrance on the wooden porch facing the river/west.
Please register by Monday, July 18, 2022
Date & Time
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Highland Bridge Project
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116
The Twin Cities Chapter of the CFMA is a vibrant chapter with more than 200 members and serves the construction community throughout the state of Minnesota. We have monthly meetings, social events, an annual golf tournament and jobsite tours. Our events are open to members and non-members alike. If you are interested in finding out more about us, please come to one of our events as a guest to check us out! There are currently no local chapter dues, so become a member today and reap both the benefits from national membership as well as those from local membership.