McCollum Brings Ramsey Co. and Vikings Together with U.S. Army to Advance Transfer and Clean-up of TCAAP Site in Arden HillsPosted by on October 19, 2011 – 3:59 pm
Washington, DC – Today in the Cannon House Office Building, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) hosted a meeting to bring representatives from Ramsey County and the Minnesota Vikings together with the U.S. Army and the General Services Administration (GSA) to address outstanding issues and enable to the transfer and clean-up of 430 acres at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) site in Arden Hills. In addition to a Viking’s stadium and future commercial development, the no-fee public conveyance of 108 acres of clean TCAAP property to Ramsey County for a wildlife corridor, park and recreation space and trails was discussed.
Following the three and a half hour meeting, Congresswoman McCollum issued the following statement:
“I called this meeting of key stakeholders together because the Ramsey County – Vikings plan is the last, best chance for TCAAP to be cleaned-up and put into productive use for taxpayers,” McCollum said. “During the meeting it became immediately clear that all parties around the table are highly motivated to achieve a positive outcome and move TCAAP from the Army to Ramsey County and the Vikings. All stakeholders agreed to a timeline that will allow for a final deal to be reached next week.
“In this challenging economy, I applaud Ramsey County and the Minnesota Vikings for making such a significant commitment to creating jobs for Minnesotans, cleaning up this polluted land, and returning this site to our region’s tax base. When this project advances, the investments made will go a long way to secure the long-term economic well-being of the entire Twin Cities Metropolitan area.”
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