Size: 3,300 square feet
Lot size: 2.3 acres
Developer: C-Store Partners
Contractor-architect: Amcon Construction
Details: The long-developing Lakeville Commerce Center, which landed a 152,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store in 2012, will now get a new SuperAmerica gas station/carwash and convenience store under plans approved this month. The Lakeville City Council this month signed off on the proposal from developer C-Store Partners and Amcon Construction to build a 3,300-square-foot SA station in the northwest quadrant of the interchange of Interstate 35 and W. 210th Street, also known as County Road 70.
Amcon’s Jim Winkels told the city’s planning commission that his company, which also built the nearby Muller Family Theatres, is looking to begin construction as early as possible in the spring or late winter.
Under the site plan, an advertising monument sign will be erected in its southwest corner and the building will feature four varieties of earth-tone brick.
The 50-acre Lakeville Commerce Center, west of the freeway, was platted in 1988 and remains mostly undeveloped. Four properties have built out — the 21-screen movie theater in 1997, Harry’s Cafe the next year, the Tollefson Office Center in 2006 and the Wal-Mart, which opened in October 2012.
It has benefited from a $20 million Dakota County project completed in 2010 under which the I-35/County Road 70 interchange was upgraded with a bridge over the freeway, rebuilt entrance ramps and realigned frontage roads, all designed to handle more traffic.
Don Jacobson is a freelance writer in St. Paul. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.