Ford Outlines Demolition Plan for St. Paul Plant

Updated: 12/11/2012 10:57 PM By: Nick Winkler

The company says it's committed to minimizing noise, dust, and disruption.

Ford briefed about 50 Highland Park neighbors Tuesday evening. The demolition plan is 500 pages in length. First, buildings will be torn down. Second, the concrete slabs will be torn up. Only then will we know how polluted, if at all, the ground beneath the plant is.

Ultimately, the 122 acre site will be graded and landscaped. Ford hopes to sell it to developers.

A representative from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says portions of the site may be clean enough for residential housing.

The Planning Commission will weigh in on the demolition plan before the new year. Once a plan is approved, the project should take several years to complete.