With several strong proposals to choose from, the board in charge of redeveloping the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills chose the company that promised to focus first on creating a quality residential development hand-in-hand with a vibrant town center.
Alatus LLC of Minneapolis was chosen Monday night by a unanimous vote of the TCAAP Joint Development Authority from among three candidates to redevelop the 427-acre site. JDA members said any of the proposals would have been worthy of selection, but the Alatus vision seemed most likely to spawn a distinctive and exciting community as quickly as possible.
“One team had an attention to vision, an attention to quality and sense of place, of something special,” said JDA Commissioner David Grant. He said that team was Alatus.
Alatus recently partnered with the Mayo Clinic, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx to revitalize the historically troubled Block E in downtown Minneapolis into what’s now known as Mayo Clinic Square.