Minnetonka-based Emergency Physicians Professional Association recently opened its second Urgency Room in the Twin Cities. The new facility in Eagan is designed to be an alternative to hospital emergency rooms.
The medical facility treats walk-in patients with acute or urgent care needs and is staffed by a physician, nurses and paramedics. It has laboratory facilities and CT, ultrasound and radiology equipment.
The physicians association opened its first Urgency Room in Woodbury in 2010. Becky Leagjeld, manager of business development, said the group plans to open a third facility in Vadnais Heights next spring.
The Eagan facility at 3010 Denmark Av. is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week and accepts major insurance carriers and most health plans.
On the move in Burnsville
Several businesses in Burnsville's Heart of the City area are moving as a result of unspecified plans at Parkway Place.
Tenants of the two-story office building at 101 W. Burnsville Pkwy. were notified in August they needed to vacate by the end of October. The building is owned by a business entity controlled by Thomas Lohmann, who also heads the building's property manager, Pinehurst Properties of Minneapolis.
The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, the south metro office of SCORE, U.S. Rep. John Kline's campaign and congressional offices and the south metro bureau of the Star Tribune are moving to Gateway Plaza at 350 W. Burnsville Pkwy.
American Family Insurance is relocating across Burnsville Parkway to Grande Market Square, where it will occupy ground-floor space that previously housed a floral shop.
Hoopeston Foods, a producer of private-label canned beans, is moving to 201 W. Travelers Trail. Highview Insurance Associates and the Aircraft & Marine Insurance Agency will share office space at Professional Plaza I at 1601 E. Hwy.13.
Eagan project clears a hurdle
Eagan is one step closer to filling in a long-vacant portion of its Cedar Grove redevelopment area.
City planners Tuesday approved plans and rezoning for a high-end retail outlet center near Hwy. 13 and Cedar Avenue, along the soon-to-open Cedar bus rapid transit line. The City Council will consider the project, to be built by Paragon Outlets of Baltimore, next month.
Plans call for about 100 shops in six buildings facing each other around an open-air pedestrian concourse. Paragon's other centers typically feature brands like Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Guess and Coach. The center also would have a food court with six to eight fast-food stores.
Paragon's $14.7 million purchase of land from the city for the project calls for the company to donate 3.5 acres for parkland.
Rosemount downtown site on the market
The Rosemount Port Authority is marketing a 2.5-acre vacant site in its downtown redevelopment district that at one time was to be the home of a HealthEast clinic.
The site at 147th Street and S. Robert Trail was formerly occupied by Genz-Ryan until about six years ago, when the plumbing, heating and air conditioning firm moved to Burnsville. The city bought the property for $1.8 million in 2006, according to Kim Lindquist, community development director.
Lindquist said a deal to sell the property to Kraus-Anderson for the HealthEast facility fell through in 2010. The city demolished a building on the site the following year.
The property is now listed for $600,000, $20,000 below its most recent taxable value, Lindquist said.
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