The Ford Site is 135 acres of land along the Mississippi River and the former home of Ford Motor Companies' Twin Cities Assembly Plant. After closure, the City of Saint Paul and multiple partners spent a decade engaging with the community, studying environmental impacts, and approving a final plan for the site's redevelopment. Ryan Companies, as master developer of the site, has been charged with executing the City's plan of a new connected, livable, mixed-use neighborhood with clean technologies and high-quality design for energy, buildings, and infrastructure. It will be woven into the existing community; support walking, biking, and transit; and provide services, jobs, and activities that every generation can enjoy.

On July 14, 2020, Ryan Companies announced a new name for the site: Highland Bridge.

For the latest information on the construction of the Ford Site/Highland Bridge, visit the Ryan Companies project site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ford Site is the location of a former Ford Motor Company assembly plant in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Learn more about the background, ownership and land use.

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Affordable Housing

To inquire about the affordable housing opportunities at Highland Bridge, please contact Project for Pride in Living at (612) 455-5133 or CommonBond Communities at (877) 302-6228.


Please view the following maps to see who is responsible for maintenance at the Highland Bridge Civic Plaza, Civic Square and Central Water Feature:

For the Highland Bridge Master Association, please contact

For the City of Saint Paul, please contact

Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan (Ford Site Master Plan)

In 2017, the City of Saint Paul adopted the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, which calls for a vibrant mixed-use urban village to be integrated into the existing community. The Ford Site Master Plan incorporated many ideas from a decade of community engagement on how to bring the site to life.

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Community Engagement and Adoption Redevelopment Principles Project Studies

Economic Impact Parks and Open Spaces Residential Sustainability Transportation Zoning

Last Edited: October 3, 2023