Sherco 1

We have a 485-acre parcel of land located near our Sherco plant. Becker is a vibrant community located in central Minnesota along U.S. Highway 10, a major state highway in the southern portion of Sherburne County. Becker is conveniently located 16 miles from St. Cloud and 45 miles from downtown Minneapolis. Becker remains a strong regional center to the major metropolitan areas and surrounding communities. The community is rich and diverse and offers a unique combination of small town charm and a variety of amenities to support large scale industrial and manufacturing businesses.

Aerial photo of Sherco 1 site

Owner: Xcel Energy

Easements: None

Expandable: Yes

Zoning: Industrial

Construction Type: New

Within City Limits: Yes

Site Size: 485 Acres

Former Use: Agriculture

Topography/Steepest Slope: Generally flat, <5%

Flight path: No

Natural disaster threat: Tornado

Sale Price: $25,000 per Acre or $12,125,000.00

Lease Rate (sq. ft./year): Lease Available

Sherco 1 Fact Sheet (PDF)

This site is 60 Miles from Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport and 15 miles from St. Cloud Regional Airport. The site also has access to U.S. Highway 10, and is located nine miles from Interstate 94. Rail access could also be added as there is a BNSF main line that runs through Becker.

Electric: Xcel Energy

Natural Gas: Xcel Energy

Water and Sewer: City of Becker

Site Power:
Available power: 100+ MW
Transmission lines: 115 kV and 345 kV
Distance to substation: Built on-site
Dual feeds available: Yes

Site Water/Wastewater:
Water sources: City, well, river, Xcel Energy
City water source: Well
Water main size: 12" and 16"
Water capacity: Over 1 MGD
Water pressure: 49-51 PSI
Water Quality Report: Yes
Potential for water reuse: Yes
Multiple water treatment options: Yes
Wastewater provider: City and/or Xcel Energy

Site Fiber:
Multiple providers: Yes
Distance to service: 0.5 miles to 1 mile

Wetlands: No

Flood plain: No

Phase 1 environmental: Yes

Geotechnical study: Yes

Endangered species study: Pending

Archaeological study: Pending

ALTA survey: Yes