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Proposals for Reuse fo Fort Snelling

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ST PAUL, MN - DNR receives proposals for reuse of historic Fort Snelling Upper Post

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received five proposals for restoring and reusing a group of historic buildings overlooking Fort Snelling State Park near the main Twin Cities airport. The DNR is working with a number of partner agencies, which have formed a joint powers board, including the National Park Service, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minnesota Historical Society.

The 28 buildings spread out over 32 acres of the Fort Snelling Upper Post are part of a former military facility that has sat mostly vacant for the past 40 years. Earlier this year, a request for proposals was issued seeking financially viable ideas for adapting the buildings to new uses while preserving their historic integrity. Projects will be evaluated based on their consistency with strategic plans for the DNR and the Upper Post; the qualifications, experience and financial capacity of the proposer; the soundness of plans for implementation and for long-term management of historic properties; and financial attractiveness to the state.

“We’re excited at the level of interest being shown for the Fort Snelling Upper Post,” said Keith Parker, DNR central region director. “And we’re cautiously optimistic that one or more of these proposals can lead to new life for one of Minnesota’s most historic sites.”

The joint powers board will evaluate the proposals and make recommendations before the end of April to DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, who will then decide which, if any, projects should proceed. Because the projects would rely on long-term leases of state property, state law requires that the commissioner’s decision be approved by the state Executive Council, which consists of Minnesota’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor and secretary of state.

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