Ford Site – Ryan Companies 2018 – 2019

Ford Site Acquired by Ryan Companies (12/19/10)

Ford Site Redevelopment – Neighborhood Update Meeting 
Thursday, November 21st – 7- 8:30 pm
Saint Catherine University – Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall
Presentation from November 21st Meeting (may take a minute to load)

November 19th Community Development Meeting – Representatives of the Minnesota Polloution Control Agency spoke at the November 19th Community Development Committee outlining the status of “Area C” of the Ford site.  A community meeting will be scheduled in February 2020 to discuss status and next steps for this area of the site.

Area C Briefing

November 11, 2019 – Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Ward 3 Councilmember Chris Tolbert and Ryan Companies Announce Redevelopment Proposal for the Ford Site


Open Houses Set for Ford Site Draft Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) 

Tuesday, August 20, 6:00 to 8:00p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Avenue S. The primary topics of this open house will be natural and built environment, land use, geology, water resources, animal species, visual, air, and noise. •

Tuesday, August 27, 6:00 to 8:00p.m., Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Parkway. The primary topic of this open house will be transportation.


Traffic Study Process 07-09-19 (Transportation Committee Meeting)

Public Hearing – Ford Site Design Standards
Friday, June 28th
8:30 a.m.
City Hall Conference Center
Lower Level, Room 40,
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul

The Saint Paul Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on draft design standards to be amended to the Ford Site Zoning and Public Realm Master Plan, and related draft Zoning Code text amendments.All comments concerning the proposed design standards and zoning text amendments will be heard at this hearing.  Comments submitted in writing should be addressed to: Saint Paul Planning Commission 25 West Fourth Street, Suite 1400 Saint Paul, MN 55102 Or to Mike Richardson at [email protected] include “Ford Design Standards Public Comment” in the subject line of both physical and electronic submissions. All public testimony must include a physical street address to be included as part of the public record.  Related documents can be found here.  
5-21-19-Ford Site AUAR overview for HDC – Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Open House:  Ford Design Standards, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Gloria Dei Lutheran Churh
700 South Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul
Ford Site Design Standards Meeting


Two public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019  beginning at 5:30 at City Hall. 

  • Ryan’s proposed amendments to the city’s master plan for the site.
  • Proposed zoning, street configuration and other technical changes to the plan.
The public hearing at the Planning Commission will be on January 25, 2019 at the 8:30 am at City Hall Conference Center, Lower Level, Room 40, 15 Kellogg Boulevard West
Relevant materials can be found here.   (Scroll down to the November 16, 2018 meeting.)
01252019 Planning Commission Presentation
All Public Comment as of 1-24-19

Ford Site Update Meeting #5 Saturday, January 19th
Meeting Presentation for December 6th and January 19th 

Highland District Council Meeting, Thursday, December 6th – Meeting Presentation

HDC Resolution of Support

Update Meeting #4, Wednesday, October 10th 

Meeting Presentation with Video

Meeting Presentation without video Video Presentation

Update Meeting #3, Wednesday, September 26th – Meeting Presentation

Neighbor Questions meeting #3

Listening session Thursday, August 16th
The Ryan team has made positive advancements in our planning for the Ford site development, however due to recent meetings we have realized that a few elements of our plan require additional design and evaluation prior to presenting to neighbors and other stakeholders. For that reason we want to use our time at this evening’s meeting to review the information that was expressed by the community in the July 31st listening session and to garner further feedback as we advance our planning and due diligence efforts.  
The plan for tonight’s Ford Meeting Update #2 will be to continue to align our vision with the city, key stakeholders and Highland Park neighbors so that we can fine tune our plans. We are looking forward to using this time and these opportunities to share and gain feedback. 


Ryan Companies Team Introduction