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Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: April 14th, 2017, 11:00 pm
by Tiller
Does anyone have any idea what's being built adjacent to the south side of 494, between I-35E and 52? I drive past it every day and have no idea what it is. It's pretty tall, like 5-10 stories, and mostly steel beams atm. There are two parts, one is a hollow box closer to the freeway, while the other is more rectangular and has floors installed.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: April 15th, 2017, 7:19 am
by mamundsen
The Vikings new facility?

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: April 17th, 2017, 8:49 am
by min-chi-cbus
Yeah, that's their new HQ.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: April 27th, 2017, 9:21 am
by DDeFoster
mattaudio wrote:
March 13th, 2017, 4:36 pm
We don't have a Heart of the City thread?
On tonight's Burnsville Planning Commission agenda:
https://burnsville.novusagenda.com/agen ... tingID=572

"Staff recommends that the Planning Commission recommend approval of the Planned Unit Development Amendment for a four story mixed use apartment complex with 172 units, 8,000 of retail and underground and surface parking located at 50 Travelers Trail East subject to the following conditions"

Seems ridiculous to put the commercial suites on the interior Cub Foods parking lot access, but leave blank walls facing Travelers Trail and Nicollet Ave.
I don't like that it's being done this way, but I can answer it. Drive-up retail has always very much outperformed walk-up retail in HOC. There are a lot of people stopping by car off of 13 or Nicollet (mainly for the Cub store) but not a lot of walk-in customers who live in the area. As someone who lives in the middle of HOC, I can attest that it has lots of pedestrians, which is great, but it's almost all people walking for fun and exercise, not for errands or shopping.

The planners of this project probably have that fact in mind. They want HOC to have another big-ticket retail tenant that will draw people off the highway (though I have no idea who, if anyone, they're actively trying to attract) but they don't have enough faith in its walkability to change the design for walk-up customers. If they do have a particular tenant in mind, the nature of that tenant might be a factor too, but that could be wishful thinking on my part.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: June 22nd, 2017, 5:14 pm
by matthew5080
The Sears in Burnsville is closing, but the Gordmans will reopen.


http://www.startribune.com/burnsville-c ... 430224933/

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: June 23rd, 2017, 6:06 am
by Tcmetro
That leaves 5 Sears (Brookdale, MOA, Ridgedale, Maplewood Mall, St. Paul) and 2 Kmarts (Lake/Nicollet, 35E/Maryland) in the Twin Cities.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: June 23rd, 2017, 7:59 am
by QuietBlue
When Sears closes, JCP will be the last original anchor at Burnsville Center.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: June 25th, 2017, 2:06 pm
by SteveXC500
Is Macy's still there? Did they take over the Dayton's space when purchased?

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: June 28th, 2017, 10:05 am
by QuietBlue
Yes. Dayton's was another original anchor, which converted to Marshall Field's for a few years when that rebranding occurred, then became a Macy's after the chain was sold to May.

The fourth anchor at Burnsville has seen the most changes -- it was originally Donaldson's when the mall opened, then became Carson's in the late 80's when the former company went out of business and was purchased by the latter. In the mid-90's, Carson's left, and Mervyn's took over the space for about a decade until that company closed their Minnesota stores. After that it became a Steve and Barry's for a short time, but that didn't last long due to the company's issues. After that closed, the space was divided into two separate spaces, with Dick's on the upper level and Gordman's on the lower level, which brings us to today.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: July 19th, 2017, 11:19 am
by RailBaronYarr
http://www.startribune.com/burnsville-a ... 434618643/

Nicollet Plaza development at HoTC on hold now while the city faces a legal challenge led by.... the owner of the adjacent strip mall.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: July 19th, 2017, 6:58 pm
by QuietBlue
That strip mall is never all that busy. I don't get the parking concerns. Plus, it's a bunch of potential new customers for the businesses there.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: January 6th, 2018, 10:41 am
by Tcmetro
Apparently, a proposal went past Burnsville City Council in July for 358-446 apartments in buildings up to 80' high on the east side of 35E between 42 and Southcross.
Agenda link: https://burnsville.novusagenda.com/agen ... tingID=580

Sun Thisweek newspaper noted that the city council reversed their stance on rezoning for apartment complexes this year:
https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_this ... 40c06.html

They also note 27 townhomes and a gas station coming to the empty land where the Valley Ridge Mall used to be, near Burnsville Parkway and County Road 5:
https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_this ... 0ece2.html

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I also stopped in at Burnsville Center last week when I was in Minnesota. The Sears being gone has really hurt the east side of the mall. Most of the vacancies (~15) are on the second level, while 2 or 3 were on the lower level. They should look into some redevelopment options. Dakota County is currently looking at a BRT station at 35W and 42, and it would be nice to be able to tie it into a residential and office project.

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: January 19th, 2018, 11:23 am
by QuietBlue
Costco is proposing a store at the SE corner of the 35E/494 interchange in Eagan:

http://eagan.granicus.com/GeneratedAgen ... ent_id=601

Other items of note from the APC agenda are an expansion of the Life Time Fitness, as well as a new five-story apartment building with ground floor restaurant space next to the outlet mall.

Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 8:56 pm
by Anondson
The outlet mall could get 150+ market rate apartments nearby.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/02/ea ... tlet-mall/

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: July 19th, 2018, 12:15 pm
by mattaudio
Apple Valley Menards 3.0 is moving forward.
https://finance-commerce.com/2018/07/wh ... s-project/

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: July 19th, 2018, 12:45 pm
by Tcmetro
Glad to see Apple Valley embracing BRT! /s

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: September 6th, 2018, 9:42 am
by HiawathaGuy
QuietBlue wrote:
January 19th, 2018, 11:23 am
Costco is proposing a store at the SE corner of the 35E/494 interchange in Eagan:

http://eagan.granicus.com/GeneratedAgen ... ent_id=601
Fully approved, should open by fall 2019.

Costco gets the thumbs up for its Eagan store

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 7:36 pm
by lorwest
Tower crane went up in the last couple weeks at the approximate site of the future high-rise hotel at the Viking Lakes project in Eagan. I could make out a Kraus-Anderson trailer. Eagan permits don't seem to indicate a tower being constructed yet (wasn't even sure it was approved). Anyone know anything?

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: March 28th, 2019, 10:47 am
by jtoemke
If anyone wants a laugh, the Strib has an article about pickle ball being the next big battle in all that is wrong with the world.

It's pretty hilarious.

http://www.startribune.com/apple-valley ... 507726242/

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Posted: March 28th, 2019, 3:17 pm
by QuietBlue
That particular park has been around for a long time and always has a lot going on. The courts in question are pretty close to a few houses, but so are the rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, etc. I'm not familiar enough with pickleball to know how loud it is, but living adjacent to a major park means there's going to be noise sometimes.