Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

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papazim
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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Postby papazim » May 9th, 2018, 8:42 am

This was specifically in response to Mackenthun's considering moving the highway. There were already some commercial uses that had located there, but there was a general fear that having the grocery store move would really impact the downtown. The McDonald's was still in the future, as was the car dealership, I think. But this was viewed as opening the floodgates for highway development and potentially dividing the community since there was poor pedestrian access across Highway 5.

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Postby seano » May 9th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Yes, the City Square West plans are for the entire block -- the bank, post office, and strip mall would all be redeveloped.

http://www.chaskamn.com/DocumentCenter/ ... ept-Boards

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Postby candycaneforestelf » May 9th, 2018, 6:57 pm

papazim wrote:
May 9th, 2018, 8:42 am
This was specifically in response to Mackenthun's considering moving the highway. There were already some commercial uses that had located there, but there was a general fear that having the grocery store move would really impact the downtown. The McDonald's was still in the future, as was the car dealership, I think. But this was viewed as opening the floodgates for highway development and potentially dividing the community since there was poor pedestrian access across Highway 5.
Pedestrian access is improved over what it was at that time, but is still not great at all, IMO, as someone who lived south of the highway.
seano wrote:
May 9th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Yes, the City Square West plans are for the entire block -- the bank, post office, and strip mall would all be redeveloped.

http://www.chaskamn.com/DocumentCenter/ ... ept-Boards
Nice. My personal favorite of those is C, with B in second. I like the plazas.

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Postby seano » August 21st, 2018, 12:42 pm

Somehow one of the two updated concepts for Chaska's City Square West redevelopment includes a private pool in the middle of the block.

http://mn-chaska.civicplus.com/Document ... seo-Models

And, they've settled in some possible locations for a new library.

http://mn-chaska.civicplus.com/Document ... rary-Sites

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Postby seano » April 2nd, 2020, 8:55 am

Looks like Chaska is on the path to getting a Costco, next to Oak Ridge Conference Center.

https://chaskamn.onbaseonline.com/Chask ... tion=false
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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics

Postby sanchopanza » April 2nd, 2020, 3:41 pm

that's too bad. You really felt isolated (in a good way) when you went to conference there. Now you will be in the Costco parking lot.
But the world needs more Costcos. :roll:

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

Postby candycaneforestelf » June 15th, 2020, 9:28 am

Is the southwest metro really so lucrative for Costco that they need to make their 10th store a second one in this corner of the metro? Wouldn't Lino Lakes/Blaine, Plymouth, or Lakeville make far more sense based on where they already have stores? This isn't even 10 miles from the Eden Prairie Costco.

Granted, I am curious to see if this proposal's fallen through with the economic realities or if it's still charging forward.

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

Postby HiawathaGuy » June 15th, 2020, 9:53 am

candycaneforestelf wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 9:28 am
Is the southwest metro really so lucrative for Costco that they need to make their 10th store a second one in this corner of the metro? Wouldn't Lino Lakes/Blaine, Plymouth, or Lakeville make far more sense based on where they already have stores? This isn't even 10 miles from the Eden Prairie Costco.

Granted, I am curious to see if this proposal's fallen through with the economic realities or if it's still charging forward.
If there's anything Costco does well, it's knowing its demographics and doing land acquisitions. If their internal studies didn't show Chaska as a good location, they wouldn't be looking there. I agree the NE Metro is prime for another location as well, but the density and demographics may not warrant that.

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Re: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

Postby Multimodal » June 15th, 2020, 11:38 am

It makes you realize Costco’s profitability depends not on bringing inexpensive food to the masses, but rather encouraging the well to do to overspend on giant quantities of “bargains” that they transport in their oversized vehicles (justifying owning or leasing them) to store in their oversized houses (justifying owning them).


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