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North Washington Industrial Park

Along Washington Avenue in the warehouse district

The 10-acre North Washington Industrial Park was transformed from a blighted and polluted industrial area into the home of five new businesses. The project is a prime example of public and private partnerships. Several organizations including schools, neighborhood groups, business groups, local government and more joined together to redevelop this area to create more jobs for Minneapolis residents. The Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development and the Metropolitan Council contributed to the cleanup of the area.

Ambassador Press: Built a 50,000 square foot building at 1400 Washington Ave. N. The company has 54 employees with plans to hire an additional 26. The MCDA provided $4.6 million in revenue bonds.

ASI Sign Company: Built a 32,837-square-foot building at 1200 Washington Ave. N. The company relocated to the area from St. Louis Park.

DHL Worldwide Express: This company is in the process of building a new facility on the 1100 Block of Washington Ave. N. A portion of the company will be used by the company, and the remainder of the building leased.

Omni Manufacturing: Built a 62,000-square-foot building at 1300 Washington Ave. N. The company has 250 employees and plans to add 100 more in the next five years. The city, Metropolitan Council and DTED provided funds to clean up the site.

Rochford Supply: Built a 57,000-square-foot-building at 1500 Washington Ave. N. The upholstery and marine-supply firm has 27 full-time employees and plans to hire 61 more employees in next five years.

Stremel Manufacturing: Constructed a new 35,000 square foot manufacturing facility primarily for aerospace components. This project involved environmental cleanup and the relocation of electric, telephone and sewer utility lines. This project retained 70 jobs and is creating 25 new jobs.

Contact: CPED Project Coordinator Jim Forsyth (612) 673-5179.

Information subject to change.

July 2002

Last updated Oct. 27, 2011