Oak Park Heights eyes future for 170-acre Xcel site

Xcel Energy Inc. plans to shut down its Allen S. King power plant in Oak Park Heights in 2028. After that? The 170-acre site could become almost anything, and local officials have begun laying the groundwork for its future.

The Pioneer Press reports that Oak Park Heights City Council has formed an advisory council to explore possibilities for the site, which is located on the banks of the St. Croix River, just north of Andersen Corp. in Bayport. The panel includes representatives from state and…


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