Arbor Lakes Corporate Center Recognized for Massive Environmental Cleanup
WAYZATA – April 13, 2022 – Inland Development Partners (IDP) was recently awarded a ReScape Environmental Impact Award for the environmental cleanup and subsequent construction of the Arbor Lakes Corporate Center project in Maple Grove. The 204,000 square-foot office warehouse building stands at the corner of I-494, I-694 and Highway 610, near the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.
The ReScape Awards recognize innovation, collaboration, and exemplary results in revitalizing formerly contaminated land. The awards are distributed in several categories annually by Minnesota Brownfields, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote the efficient cleanup and reuse of contaminated land as a means of generating economic growth, strengthening communities, and enabling sustainable land use and development.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to see this environmentally-challenged site turned into a successful office park that provides jobs in the community,” said Tom Shaver, IDP Partner and principal on the project. “The major efforts of several collaborating entities made this a reality for the community.”
The project began in 2016 when the City of Maple Grove awarded development rights to IDP. Half of the 13-acre site had served for decades as the Osseo dump, which required significant environmental testing to understand the current condition. IDP assembled a first-rate team of professionals to tackle the issues including Phil Cattanach, Vice President and General Manager of Opus Development Company, LLC, as
JV partner, Braun Intertec as Geotechnical and Environmental experts, and Westwood Professional Services as Civil experts. The City of Maple Grove created a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) to financially support the development. DEED, Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County all participated to ensure the best environmental solution was implemented.
IDP’s forte is managing complex projects involving multiple entities from beginning to end, including managing the planning stages, real estate processes, site and environmental challenges, financial solutions and partnering with city and state stakeholders.
For more information about IDP, please visit inlanddp.com.
About Inland Development Partners
Inland Development Partners is the culmination of the talents and track records of real estate professionals Kent Carlson, Tom Shaver, and Steve Schwanke. With a sheer enthusiasm for complex challenges, IDP transforms landscapes and communities through land development, site redevelopment and asset repositioning throughout the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest.