Maple Grove Receives Additional $800K to Clean Up Former Waste Dump
Maple Grove will get a funding boost to help clean up a polluted site and lay the ground work for future development. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded the city $828,000 in additional funding from the state to clean up the site at 85th and Zachary Lane. The site, known as the Hilger Transfer Site, used to be a waste dump.
Maple Grove previously received $1.7 million in grant money to clean up the site. The new grant money pays to remove additional waste discovered at the site last winter. The funds will also be used to install a vapor mitigation system for the future building.
“The city is definitely looking forward to moving this project forward,” said Carie Wille, economic development manager for Maple Grove. “It has been on their agenda for quite some time to get the cleanup of this project going, as well as the redevelopment of it, so definitely looking forward to it.”
The Opus Group and Inland Development Partners plan to redevelop the land into a 204,000-square-foot industrial office building called the Arbor Lakes Corporate Center. Construction is expected to begin this fall.