Ford Plant Redevelopment


On December 2011, Ford Motor Company closed its Twin Cities Assembly Plant, which had operated in Saint Paul for over 80 years. The 157 acre property is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, surrounded by a vibrant residential community and business district. The redeveloped Saint Paul site is envisoned to be a global model of ingenuity, sustainability, and vibrant, transit-oriented urban living that attracts the generations of tomorrow and today. This project will build on Saint Paul's demonstrated success of initiatives to improve energy efficieny, reduce fossil fuel use and expand renewable energy generation, but it will take it to the next level by striving for a net-zero community. The underprinting of this requires a site-wide, integrated energy system that incorporates renewable energy sources and design efficiencies to reduce demand and reuse energy. The site will be redeveloped from scratch starting in 2018, providing a unique opportunity to design an integrated energy system.




CSBR Lead:

Richard Graves


Other CSBR Staff::

Elizabeth Kutschke

Related Links::

Ford Site: A 21st Century Community

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