Residents can look over environmental study of proposed 3M building

The public is invited to comment on the environmental assessment worksheet for 3M Company’s proposed Research and Development Building.

3M Company is proposing to build a new research and development building on its Maplewood campus.

The building will be located on a vacant site at the northeast corner of McKnight Road and Conway Avenue. The project will include 400,000 square feet of lab and research space and 725 parking spaces.

The EAW is the State-required document designed to evaluate the potential environmental effects of a proposed project and provide information to the public and reviewing agencies.

Copies of the EAW will be available at:

• the City of Maplewood, 1830 County Road B E., Maplewood
• St. Paul District Council 1 offices, SunRay Shopping Center, 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Rd, St. Paul
• Maplewood Library 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood during regular business hours through April 3.

The EAW is also available online at http://www.ci.maplewood.mn.us.

The City of Maplewood will conduct a public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. March 19 at Maplewood City Hall.

The city will collect verbal and written comments during the hearing and incorporate and respond to the comments in the final EAW.

Written comments may be submitted at the public hearing or until the close of the public comment period April 3 to Tom Ekstrand, Senior Planner, City of Maplewood, 1830 County Road B E., Maplewood, MN 55109, email them to tom.ekstrand@ci.maplewood.mn.us or call (651) 249-2302.

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