Read the Draft Alternative Urban Area-wide Review (AUAR) Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) Scoping Document for the redevelopment of 122 acres at the former FMC Munitions Facility property (along East River Road, in Fridley's southwest corner).
The document describes the proposed redevelopment of the site for industrial, office and even retail uses:
Redevelopment of the site is planned to begin in late 2013 with construction of up to three buildings in the location of the existing southern parking lot (an 84,000 square foot office showroom building, a 99,900 square foot office/warehouse building, and a 200,000 square foot bulk warehouse building). Redevelopment of the northern parking lot would occur next in 2014 with the construction of three additional buildings (consisting of either a 64,960 square foot office showroom, a 99,900 square foot office/warehouse building, and a 200,000 square foot bulk warehouse building; OR a 37,120 square foot retail building and two (2) 250,000 square foot 6-story office towers). The center portion of the property cannot be redeveloped until removal of the existing building occurs which will not be completed until the end of 2016 at the earliest. Once removed, this portion of the property is envisioned to house six additional buildings: a 60,200 square foot office showroom, a 118,000 square foot office showroom, a 165,000 square foot office/warehouse building, a 200,000 square foot building for light manufacturing; and either two office towers (3 and 6 stories; 125,000 & 250,000 square feet respectively) or a 99,900 square foot office/warehouse building and a 200,000 square foot bulk warehouse building. Once fully redeveloped, the site will contain between 1.59 and 1.84 million square feet of office, warehouse, light industrial and possibly retail space.
As posted on the City of Fridley web page, here are details about the public comment period for this environmental study of what's been called the biggest industrial parcel in Minnesota:
Any and all persons desiring to review the document can find it at the Fridley Municipal Center, 6431 University Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55432 and also, the Anoka County Library at 410 Mississippi Street, Fridley, MN 55432, on online at www.ci.fridley.mn.us. ... [C]omments can be offered in writing. The public comment period for offering comments on tha AUAR Scoping Document is from date of this notice, until January 23rd at 4:30pm. Comments shall be made in writing and addressed to Scott Hickok, Community Development Director, 6431 University Avenue NE, 55432. Any questions related to this item amy be referred to Scott Hickok, at 763-572-3590.