The appeal (or not) of the site

  • Updated: July 16, 2011 - 10:14 PM

Developers awaiting Ford's request for bids have many issues with the St. Paul site to consider.

PROS

• The plant covers NEARLY 140 ACRES OF PRIME LAND in one of the area's most desirable urban neighborhoods.

• God isn't making any more LAND ON THE BLUFFS of the Mississippi.

CONS

• More than eight decades of manufacturing have polluted the site, and the EXTENT OF THE CONTAMINATION ISN'T CLEAR.

TRANSPORTATION to the spot could be an issue.

• A labyrinth of UNDERGROUND TUNNELS could pose a challenge for redevelopment.

• It's UNCLEAR where demand for new residential, office and retail space will be in the future.

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