Ford Site Redevelopment

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Tiller
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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Tiller » March 5th, 2019, 1:07 am

We should ask Ryan companies what kind of density they'd need to cut that subsidy down to $50M, and even down to $0!

(and of course we should then upzone the site for those densities)

bubzki2
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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby bubzki2 » March 8th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Strib: St. Paul planners reject single-family homes in Ford project

http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-plan ... 506882272/

Rather slanted tone in the headline, considering most other requests were granted...

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Re: Ford Site Redevelopment

Postby Qhaberl » May 29th, 2019, 11:47 am

I’m very excited about the redevelopment of the Ford site, but I have a question to pose to people on the Fourm.

Do others think the Ford site would’ve been a great testing ground for a true form based code? I’m talking about a code that focuses on building a form first, and specific uses second?

This type of code would focus on the pedestrian experience. I think the current guiding document has guidelines, but guidelines are just that, guides.

I’m not talking about specifically regulating architecture, although if that something you wanted on the Ford site, particularly near the edges where it meets existing neighborhoods

I feel that if you don’t have some of these guidelines as laws, developers will just see it variances to get around them.


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