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Loucks’ Beacon Bluff Redevelopment project wins ACEC of Minnesota’s Grand Award

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Beacon Bluff Award

The ACEC Grand Award was presented to the Saint Paul Port Authority, American Engineering Testing, Inc. and Loucks in recognition of the project team’s work on the Beacon Bluff Redevelopment in Saint Paul, MN. The project also earned The 2012 People’s Choice Award in ACEC’s Engineering Excellence Award Competition. 

Beacon Bluff is the largest development and revitalization effort in 30 years for the Saint Paul Port Authority. The 61-acre site was home for decades to 3M Company’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations. With considerable community input, the Saint Paul Port Authority adopted core “Development Principles” to guide the entire redevelopment process.

The project required innovative engineering to accomplish the owner’s requirement for green remediation of environmental contaminants within site soils. The project team designed and implemented a Next Generation Stormwater Management System to treat previously untreated stormwater. Beacon Bluff will bring meaningful jobs and ongoing economic prosperity to Saint Paul’s East Side.