City releases final environmental analysis for development at Snelling-Midway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2015

Mollie Scozzari, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
City of Saint Paul, Department of Planning & Economic Development
651-266-6575 (o); 651-387-9045 (c)
mollie.scozzari@ci.stpaul.mn.us 

City releases final environmental analysis for development at Snelling-Midway

Final report provides clear path for proposed soccer stadium and surrounding development

SAINT PAUL – Following a 30 day comment period, the City of Saint Paul today completed its comprehensive environmental review of the entire 34.5 acre Snelling-Midway redevelopment area in Saint Paul.

The final 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 on the property is proposed.

In total, the City received nearly 60 substantive comments from a variety of individuals, agencies and organizations, providing insight for consideration in the final comprehensive review document. The document was then modified to incorporate any additional research and information deemed necessary as a result of those comments.

“As the responsible governmental unit overseeing this review, the City values the input received from community members and agencies, and we have incorporated changes where appropriate,” said Planning and Economic Development Director Jonathan Sage-Martinson. “We are confident that this final document provides the thorough framework to identify and address any potential impacts of proposed development on this site, providing a clear path forward for redevelopment.”

The revised AUAR is available on the City’s website at stpaul.gov/SnellingMidwayAUAR. The document will be ratified August 9th, pending no agency objection, and will be updated every five years to reflect changing conditions.

Stadium Site Plan and Master Plan to go before City Council in August
The Site Plan for the proposed Major League Soccer stadium and Master Plan to guide development on the full 34.5 acre site will go before the City Council for a public hearing on Wednesday, August 3rd in the Council Chambers in City Hall. All documents and details pertaining to the public hearing can be found at stpaul.gov/midway.

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