Renaissance Box

The site of a former shoe factory was cleaned up and the building was remodeled to provide 70 units of affordable housing. The energy-efficient building is expected to generate $62,000 in property taxes in 2012.

Sanford Center

Cleanup of lead, arsenic, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, and petroleum contaminants from past industry open the way for a Minnesota destination for concerts, conventions and athletic events.