Ford Site Redevelopment

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » March 7th, 2020, 9:04 pm

We have begun to mobilize equipment back onto the site, but no word yet on when work will begin.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » March 7th, 2020, 9:30 pm

I do have couple of small items to share.
Ryan is placing their job site office trailer on the east side, directly south of Lunds. Excellent visibility of the site there. Access will be next to the employee parking lot behind their store. They open at 6:00, city has a noise ordinance thru 7:00. No excuse for someone not to be getting donuts and pastries every day. I recommend the almond caramel croissants.
Access for trucking during the remediation phase was poor. Too narrow of an entrance/exit at Ford/Cretin, with extremely poor visibility of pedestrians.
Ryan is taking steps to improve that. A second entrance by eastbound only trucks was mentioned just past Woodlawn, through the maintenance loop lane behind the bus stop. It is refreshing and reassuring to hear they are proactive on seemingly minor issues.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby jtoemke » March 8th, 2020, 8:42 am

Cat349F wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 9:30 pm
I do have couple of small items to share.
Ryan is placing their job site office trailer on the east side, directly south of Lunds. Excellent visibility of the site there. Access will be next to the employee parking lot behind their store. They open at 6:00, city has a noise ordinance thru 7:00. No excuse for someone not to be getting donuts and pastries every day. I recommend the almond caramel croissants.
Access for trucking during the remediation phase was poor. Too narrow of an entrance/exit at Ford/Cretin, with extremely poor visibility of pedestrians.
Ryan is taking steps to improve that. A second entrance by eastbound only trucks was mentioned just past Woodlawn, through the maintenance loop lane behind the bus stop. It is refreshing and reassuring to hear they are proactive on seemingly minor issues.
Appreciate you and these detailed updates-

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » March 19th, 2020, 7:46 pm

We have begun work.
Reclamation of asphalt and concrete surfaces will be stockpiled at the south end of the former paint building footprint. Once crushing starts, it will be stockpiled on-site, at the south end of the paint parking lot.
The deer are annoyed. The coyotes are skittish. The ducks are indifferent.
The bald eagle is miffed there is not any new hay bales yet for nest building. In previous years, it was common to see him scooping and compacting a bundle to take back to their nest. I got within 15 feet of him today. He’s not shy or afraid. This guy is from Hartford/Mississippi Boulevard nest. The couple across the river, south of the VA, are both noisy. They cry and fly off if you get within 75’ of either of them.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » April 9th, 2020, 5:54 pm

Reclamation continues, should have all of the existing asphalt/concrete surfaces removed and stockpiled by the end of next week. Onsite crushing of those materials should happen soon after that, probably will take 8-10 days to process.
No word on how close the city is to approving the modified utility plan or the grading plan.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » April 9th, 2020, 6:09 pm

twincitizen wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 12:36 pm

Has Ryan ever identified who would build the riverfront homes or for-sale townhomes?
Pulte Homes was represented when I dug the soil classification test holes along Mississippi Boulevard two weeks ago. They were the only ones wearing PPE with their name. Others in the group were wearing Ryan PPE.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » April 9th, 2020, 6:27 pm

All efforts to befriend and train the onsite red tailed hawk have been an epic fail, so far.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » April 9th, 2020, 6:34 pm

More information (and work) on Area C is coming soon. I will start a new thread for that. I want to emphasize that the site development and Ryan have nothing to do with Area C. That is still Ford’s circus, and what’s buried there is still Ford’s monkeys.

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Cat349F » April 21st, 2020, 7:58 pm

Site grading and utility plan approval/rejection is due next week.


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