Science & Technology Center Proposed for Maple Grove’s Gravel Mining Area
The city of Maple Grove has received a concept plan for a significant redevelopment project just north Interstate 94/694.
Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. submitted the plan to build a science and technology center. It calls for redeveloping nearly 50 acres of gravel mining property along the interstate.
City planning documents show the redevelopment would make way for a 400,000-square-foot, multistory office building with research and development labs. It would also allow for a potential 150,000-square-foot addition.
“From the site plan proposed, narrative description, and renderings, it appears to be a use
that is completely in line with the city’s vision for the site,” wrote Maple Grove Planning Manager Peter Vickerman. “We applaud the work of the applicant and property owner in bringing it forward.”
The nearly 50 acres of redevelopment is part of a 106-acre gravel mining site owned by C.S. McCrossan, the planning documents showed. The remaining portion of the site is also expected to be redeveloped.
According to the planning documents, the development of the site would include extensions of Revere Lane North south from the roundabout with Fountains Drive North. The documents also show 73rd Place North connecting on the west and east sides with Revere Lane North to the Arbor Lakes Business Park and Project Libre sites.
Project Libre is a 30-acre tract of undeveloped land at the northwest corner of Highway 169 and Interstate 94. It will be home to an undisclosed Twin Cities company that is expected to bring 500 employees with it.