Monday, August 8, 2022

Fort Snelling Upper Post
6409 Taylor Ave, St Paul

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A Closer Look: Fort Snelling Upper Post

Join fellow NAIOP members for a walking tour of the revitalization of the historic Fort Snelling Upper Post former training facility, used to prepare soldiers for war. It was an active military base up until WWII. It was turned over to the DNR in 1973 and its buildings have been sitting virtually empty for many years. Dominium purchased the property around 2016 and began a process of converting these 26 historic buildings into affordable housing with preference given to veterans.

John Stark of BKV Group will lead the tour and walk through the project architecture. He will focus on the process of documenting and salvaging these abandoned buildings, bringing them to meet current building code requirements, as well as stabilizing deteriorating structural systems in order to revitalize the Upper Post to recapture the history of this military installment.

Closed toe shoes and long pants are required on site. Everyone is encouraged to bring hard hats, safety vests, and goggles. These items will be provided if you do not have your own. A waiver will be required to be signed just prior to the tour.


2:30 pm | Registration
3:00 pm | Discussion & Tour

Meeting Spot

Weis Builders trailer just inside the gate as you walk south on Taylor towards the airport


Parking available in the Soccer Fields parking lot north of Coville Ave

Pricing (sold out)

$20 (max of 35)
No refunds; substitutions with another NAIOP member are possible.

License Credit

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 1.0 hour of real estate continuing education.


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John Stark, AIA

Managing Architect
BKV Group