The city of Maple Grove looks to see the start and completion of both residential and commercial projects this year.

Earlier this winter, the Maple Grove City Council adopted its support for the completion of the Interstate 94/Hwy. 610 project. There are two phases that remain that are necessary to complete the Hwy. 610 project. First, is the completion of Hwy. 610 connections from westbound Hwy. 610 to eastbound I-94 and access from westbound I-94 to the future westbound Hwy. 610. Secondly, is Hwy. 610’s extension to County Road  30.    

This project will also include an auxiliary lane on I-94 between Maple Grove Parkway and the south ramps of the proposed I-94 and Brockton Lane interchange to improve traffic flow and safety elements. The Hwy. 610 project will be constructed in the future once additional funding is secured. The total costs for these final two phases is estimated at $45 million (or approximately $18 million for the final connections and $27 million for the extension). City staff has also submitted an application to pursue Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 Corridors of Commerce funding and also plans to pursue Metropolitan Council 2018 Regional Solicitation funding in the summer.

Maple Grove recently approved the Arbor Lakes Business Park project, located at in the southeast corner of the intersection of Zachary Lane and Elm Creek Boulevard. The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is located just to the west of the proposed development.

This project would develop the property into a 5-acre business park with four office/warehouse buildings on the site. The buildings would total about 985,000 square feet. The current project includes the development of two buildings.

Plans are still underway for the two HyVee development projects.

The following is a look a business and residential growth in 2017 and 2018.

BUSINESS GROWTH

Several new businesses have come to the city, are nearing completion or have been given the okay by the Maple Grove City Council.

Construction is underway on the Village Arbor Lakes project, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Elm Creek Boulevard and Hemlock Lane. Uses for the site includes hotels, offices, medical and retail. There is also a residential component — the Reserve at Arbor Lake. The business and retail uses will be completed in two phases. The first phase includes two retail buildings. Future commercial includes: restaurants, hotels, coffee shop, retail buildings, bank and office buildings.

Next to this project will be a new 26,000-square-foot two-story retail story and corporate office for Schuler Shoes.

Further down Elm Creek Boulevard will be the Arbor Lakes Business Park. The first two of four buildings have been given the okay in the southeast corner of the intersection of Zachary Lane and Elm Creek Boulevard. The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is located just to the west of the proposed development. This project would develop the property into a 5-acre business park with four office/warehouse buildings on the site. The buildings would total about 985,000 square feet. One of the first two buildings to be constructed will be the headquarters for Illume Holding Co.

A concept plan has been approved the Park 81 project, which would be located at the southern side of County Road 81 and north of 89th Avenue, between Zachary Lane and other existing industrial users to the east and west. This site was formerly occupied by the Lehigh Hanson and Spancrete companies. The project includes constructing three bulk distribution buildings for an industrial hub, totaling 830,000-square-feet in size.

Maple Grove Self Storage plans have been approved at 13000 63rd Ave. N. The project consists of a four-story, 114,000-square-foot temperature controlled indoor storage facility. The facility would be open seven days a week. Customers would drive in to load and unload items using overhead doors on the east side of the building. The facility is also not designed to accommodate larger trailer trucks.

The Markets at Rush Creek have a new developer who is considering constructing a Hy-Vee grocery store (96,000-square-feet) with possible future building expansion. The first phase would also include a 4,000-square-foot gas/convenient store and outlots for future retail/office/residential development. The project would be located at County Road 101 and Bass Lake Road near the Corcoran border.

Plans for another Hy-Vee (north) are being considered. The project would be located at 99th Avenue and Maple Grove Parkway. The project would consist of a 96,000-square-foot grocery store with 12,000-square-foot future expansion, 4,100-square-foot gas/convenient store and outlot for future residential development.

Construction is taking place now at 12730 Elm Creek Boulevard (the site of the former Wild Bill’s). Coming soon are a 7,029-square-foot CRAVE restaurant and 4,086-square-foot Bank of America.

The Grove Service Station opened its automotive fueling station, car care facility, car wash and convenience store at Hospital Drive and Maple Grove Parkway.

Portillo’s Restaurant opened this January in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes next to Elm Creek Boulevard.

Raising Cane’s will open its 3,819-square-foot restaurant with drive-through at 9875 Maple Grove Parkway this June.

The Grove Circle Medical Building has opened its 24,000-square-foot medical office building to the Grove area.

Life Time Fitness Swim School will be located next to the Skye at Arbor Lakes development. There will be two swimming pools housed under at 17,750-square-foot building.

RESIDENTIAL GROWTH

There was also new development in more residential units in the city, along with more coming this year.

The Reserve at Arbor Lakes is under construction at Arbor Lakes Parkway and Hemlock Lane. The project consists of the first 257 apartment units of a 700 unit apartment complex and a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse. The second building’s concept was approved recently. This building will have 123 units.

There are other housing projects under construction currently.

Cambridge Park, and Lawndale Lane and County Road 30, will be a 94 single-family attached residential home development.

The Donegal development has plans the south addition at 82nd Avenue and Hemlock Lane, which includes the addition of 133 detached townhome units.

A second addition of the Hamlets of Rush Creek is being planned to plot the property at Alvardo Lane and Xanthus Lane into 26 single-family homes.

The Hindu Society of Minnesota will be constructing six housing units for staff on its property at 10530 Troy Lane.

The Mills Creek development will create a 66-home living community at 8600 Forestview Lane.

The Territorial Woods project includes 98 apartment units and 69 attached townhomes, all located along Territorial Road.

Waters Edge at Central Park second phase will bring a total of 67 attached single-family homes to Forestview Lane and Central Park Way.

The Woods at Rush Creek project includes 73 single-family detached residential units.

There have also been recently approved projects.

Rush Creek Commons plans have been approved for 82 attached townhome units. The project would be located in the western quadrant of the Bass Lake Road and County Road 101 intersection. This development is part of the Markets at Rush Creek concept (Hy-Vee South), in the northwestern portion.

Applewood Pointe of Maple Grove at Arbor Lakes would be a 102-unit senior cooperative located at Kirkwood Lane and 82nd Avenue.

Bottineau Ridge Apartments will be constructing a second phase, which includes adding a 50-unit four-story building at 11800 80th Ave. N.

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