May 10, 2023 - Development

Big Maple Grove development aimed at science and tech companies

A piece of land near 94 and 169

Photo via Ryan Cos.

The south end of the Arbor Lakes area of Maple Grove would become a science and technology park under plans by developer Ryan Cos. and land owner C. S. McCrossan.

Why it matters: The project, called the Minnesota Science and Technology Center, would convert 100 acres of a former mining site near Interstate 94 and Highway 169 into 1 to 1.5 million square feet of office, industrial and lab space.

What they're saying: Ryan Cos. developer Peter Fitzgerald would not comment on any specific companies that are potential tenants or users, but said they're targeting science and technology firms.

  • "We think this is going to be a unique development and we do truly believe that there's the potential for thousands of jobs within this business park," he said.

Zoom in: Ryan will spend most of 2023 preparing the land for development, with construction starting in 2024.

  • Plans were submitted to Maple Grove on April 24, but city officials have not released them to Axios after several requests.
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