July 30, 2005
Richfield project ready takeoff
By october MSP airport will be ready to open a brand new runway. This runway will benefit many members of the local communities by diverting many flights from their current flightpaths. However many other communities will become bombarded by noise when the new runway opens. In leiu of this there is a new proposed development in the works for just such homes. According to the Star Tribune, a swath of land that will run along the new runway will be purchased and in place a pair of mico downtowns will be created. This development will at first contain a super target and home depot with hopes of attracting restraunts and other businesses that will embrace the airport.
Currently the city of richfield is acquiring about 90 properties to create a new distinctive and inviting area. Of course there are problems with current tenants and landowners who do not move. Linda Jensen said "A lot of people around here see it as progress." Many just want to leave it the way that it is without such a large amount of change. However, Bruce Palmborg the city's planning commissioner said that "We have the right ingredients, the key will be blending them together. We're kind of excited."