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Shoreham Yards

2800 Central Avenue NE


Shoreham Yards, owned by Canadian Pacific Railway, is a 230-acre train, trucking and bulk-distribution site extending from Central to University avenues NE and 27th Avenue NE up to St. Anthony Parkway in Northeast Minneapolis.

It is also a designated Industrial Employment District in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, guided for employment growth. These designations mean that the City will support redevelopment of this area for new light industrial businesses that provide high job density, good wages and low impact on the surrounding community.

The property is home to the city-designated historic Shoreham Roundhouse (1887).

A number of potential redevelopment scenarios for the Roundhouse portion of the Shoreham Yards site were outlined in the Shoreham Yards Roundhouse Reuse Study (originally prepared in 2008 and periodically updated thereafter).

Cleanup Efforts

The Railroad and several former lessees of the property have initiated a Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup Program covering approximately 20-plus acres in the southeast corner of the yards along Central Avenue. As part of their activities they have prepared, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has approved, an area-wide Response Action Plan (RAP) for the East Side Shoreham Facility. This plan identifies the cleanup levels and the techniques that are currently being employed to remediate the site. Canadian Pacific Railway and Ashland Inc. (a former lessee) maintain an online repository of environmental records related to Shoreham Yards. 

Last updated Dec 14, 2018



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