Developing a 21st Century Community
As Ford's former Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood is redeveloped in the coming years, a 21st Century Community will emerge on the 135 acres of land situated along the Mississippi River.
The vision for the site is a connected, livable, mixed-use neighborhood that looks to the future with clean technologies and high quality design for energy, buildings and infrastructure. This site will be woven into the existing community, and support walking, biking and transit, and provide services, jobs and activities that every generation can enjoy.
The project will feature 55+ acres of parks and open space, retail and office, as well as housing of all types; affordable housing, senior living, apartments, rowhomes, single-family and condos.
Tony Barranco is senior vice president of real estate development for Ryan Companies. As a member of Ryan's Development team, he has led or contributed to over 3,000,000 square feet of development. He leads teams through all aspects of the development process including site selection and acquisition, constraint analysis and due diligence, municipal approvals, design and construction coordination, and lease or sale negotiation. An urban specialist, Tony understands market trends and uses that knowledge to implement win-win solutions for clients and stakeholders on even the most challenging development sites.