A state-required environmental review of the soccer stadium site and 34.5 acre superblock redevelopment is underway, in the form of an Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR).

The Scoping EAW is first step in the AUAR process. It identifies development scenarios to be analyzed in the AUAR along with relevant issues to be analyzed during review and defines the level of analysis. A Draft AUAR will be prepared that describes the development scenarios in detail and identifies anticipated environmental effects that would result. A transportation study will identify impacts to traffic, parking, transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Air, noise, and stormwater impacts will be analyzed as well, among others. A mitigation plan to accompany the Draft AUAR will be created to identify measures to avoid significant environmental effects.

The Draft AUAR, including a transportation study component, will be available for review and comment on June 6, 2016 and will be posted on the project website at that time.

Scoping EAW

The first step in this process was a Scoping Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), which was available for public comment through 4:00 p.m. on March 23, 2016. The purpose of the comments on a Scoping EAW for an AUAR is to suggest additional development scenarios and relevant issues to be analyzed in the review. Comments may suggest additional development scenarios that include alternatives to the specific large project or projects proposed to be included in the review, including development at sites outside of the proposed geographic boundary. The comments must provide reasons why a suggested development scenario or alternative to a specific project is potentially environmentally superior to those identified in the Responsible Governmental Unit’s (RGU) order for review.

Alternative Urban Areawide Review - AUAR

​The Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) analyzes environmental impacts of the redevelopment as envisioned in the Master Plan and serves as a roadmap for planners and developers as future development deals on the property are proposed. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) published notice of availability of the City of Saint Paul’s comprehensive environmental review of the entire 34.5 acre site at Snelling-Midway area in Saint Paul on Monday, June 6, 2016, opening the 30-day public comment period on the review, which ended on July 6, 2016.


Scoping EAW

PDF icon Order for Review - Snelling-MidwayScopingEAW.pdf
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Response to comment_intialed.pdf

Draft AUAR

PDF icon Snelling-Midway_Draft-AUAR.pdf

PDF iconDraft AUAR_Appendices.pdf
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Final AUAR

Snelling-Midway_Finalized AUAR_20160809.pdf

PDF iconFinal_AUAR_Appendices.pdf
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PDF iconSnelling-Midway AUAR Record of Decision 8.9.16.pdf

Additional Documents (not part of the AUAR)

Response Action Plan, MLS Stadium Complex_Braun Intertec,_2016.pdf (PDF download, 22MB)

Last Edited: December 4, 2017