Thursday, April 02, 2009

In Plain Sight | TCAAP

It’s only fitting that the “nature overlook” at the edge of the now-abandoned Twin Cities Army Ammunition plant would have all the subtleties that come with federally-owned land. Barbed-wire fence? Check. Twelve-foot wide asphalt “wilderness trail”? Check. Propaganda-laced signage? You bet.

However, as the proverbial wheels of government inch forward, an impressive era of reuse awaits these 2400 acres (like that other abandoned ammunition plant). Plans are shaping up to finally return this rolling, wild, unkempt swath of Arden Hills back to public use with bike trails, ski areas, and habitat restoration.

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