Redevelopment of the former Ford plant would bring 14,500 construction jobs

Redevelopment of the former Ford plant would bring 14,500 construction jobs

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The city of St. Paul and Ryan Companies announced today during a press conference that they have reached a deal to redevelop the former Ford Motor Company assembly plant in St. Paul.

This redevelopment will bring 3,800 units of housing, 265,000 square feet of office space, 150,000 square feet of retail space, the largest solar array in the state, and 100 percent renewable energy to the now empty Ford Motors site in Highland Park, pending city council approval. If approved, this project would create 14,500 construction jobs, and construction would potentially begin in the spring. The infrastructure on the site will mostly be developed within five years.

Jason George, Local 49 Business Manager, released the following statement:

“The redevelopment of the former Ford Motors plant has been in the making for nearly a decade, and Local 49 is proud that our members will soon be part of yet another monumental project within the city of St. Paul. Local 49 congratulates Ryan Companies, Mayor Carter and other city leaders on reaching a deal. This project will create a lot of good paying union construction jobs which will contribute significantly to the local and regional economy.”