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.
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.
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.
Past Activities and Resources
Find information on site demolition and cleanup, the marketing and sale of the site, the master developer amendments, design standards, the Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) and other resources.