Morrie's Automotive Group proposes to construct a new automobile dealership for Jaguar and Land Rover on the site currently occupied by Adler Graduate School. The proposal was reviewed by the Planning Commission at a public hearing on October 23 and approved by the City Council on January 23, 2018. For more information, please visit: richfieldmn.gov/morries
DUNKIN DONUTS - 6529-6545 PENN AVENUE
The property owner proposes to demolish the CarHop building at 6529 Penn Avenue and construct a convenience restaurant with drive-thru service. Modifications to adjacent properties are included in this request. The proposal was reviewed by the Planning Commission on September 25. The City Council unanimously approved the proposal on October 24, 2017. Demolition of the CarHop building is expected to take place in early-mid 2018, followed by construction of the new building and renovation of the former Flowerama property.
Inland Development Partners has proposed 284 housing units spread across 3 new apartment buildings, along with the renovation of 33 housing units in 3 existing apartment buildings along Cedar Avenue. In conjunction with the project, Richfield Parkway will be extended south of the roundabout at 66th Street, through the development down to 68th Street. The Planning Commission held a public hearing to review the proposal on August 28, 2017. The City Council unanimously approved the proposal on September 26, 2017. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018. For more information, please visit: richfieldmn.gov/chamberlain
APPROVED / UNDER CONSTRUCTION
PLAZA 66 - 1601 66TH STREET EAST
Interstate Partners plans to construct a 10,000 square foot retail and restaurant building with a drive-thru. The development is located on 66th Street, between 16th Avenue and Richfield Parkway. The proposal was approved by the City Council in Spring 2017.
PANERA BREAD - THE SHOPS AT LYNDALE
A new Panera Bread restaurant with a drive thru is planned on the site of the former Don Pablos restaurant at The Shops at Lyndale. The project was approved by the City Council in April 2017.
CEDAR POINT COMMONS ADDITION - 66TH STREET & RICHFIELD PARKWAY
Hempel Companies added 14,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space at Cedar Point Commons, as approved by the City Council in August 2016. Primrose School day care center is planned for the northern end of the site (SW corner of Richfield Parkway and 65th Street) and is anticipated to break ground in early 2018.
HAVENWOOD OF RICHFIELD - 245 WEST 76TH STREET
Mesaba Capital Development is developing an 88-unit assisted living facility on the former Richfield Public Works Garage site. Groundbreaking for the project was held in July 2017. For more information about Havenwood of Richfield, please visit http://havenwoodsenior.com/
VILLAGE SHORES RENOVATION - 66TH STREET & LYNDALE AVENUE
E.J. Plesko & Associates is currently renovating the mixed-use building to include an additional 50 assisted-living housing units and remodeling 16,000 square feet of commercial space for a Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic. Approved by the City Council in March 2016, the renovation is expected to continue through 2018.
AUDI OF RICHFIELD - 77TH STREET EAST & 14TH AVENUE
In April 2015, International Autos Group received City Council approvals to construct a new Audi dealership in the 494 / 77th Street corridor.
LYNDALE GARDENS LAKESIDE AMENITIES
Lakeside amenities include a performance space with built-in seating, new connections to the existing Richfield Lake walking paths, gardens, and other amenities open to the public.
SHERIDAN VILLAS TOWNHOMES - SHERIDAN AVENUE & 76TH STREET
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation developed five attached townhomes for sale, ranging in size from 1,565 to 3,054 square feet. Approved by the City Council in July 2015.
PROJECTS COMPLETED 2015 & EARLIER
RICHFIELD BLOOMINGTON HONDA AND MITSUBISHI - 401 & 501 WEST 77TH STREET
In June 2013, Richfield Bloomington Honda gained City Council approval to expand their automobile dealership business. The project includes new buildings for Honda and Mitsubishi on a 132,600 square foot automobile dealership and service campus. Mitsubishi opened for business in 2014, followed by Honda in 2015. A BMW Motorcycle dealership was added to the site in 2017.
MAACO - 6244 CEDAR AVENUE
LAKEWINDS NATURAL FOODS CO-OP - 6420 LYNDALE AVENUE
In early 2013, the City Council approved a mixed-use development on the site of the former Lyndale Garden Center that included a multi-story apartment building, retail/restaurant space, and lakeside amenities. As part of the development, Lakewinds Natural Foods opened a 25,000 square foot co-op on the southern portion of the site in summer 2014. The residential development is anticipated to re-apply for land use approvals in 2018, as prior approvals have since expired.
LYNDALE PLAZA - 6401 LYNDALE AVENUE
The four-story, 93-unit apartment building welcomed its first residents in late 2012, replacing an aging one-story commercial building. The building has been fully leased since opening.
LYNDALE STATION - 6501-6545 LYNDALE AVENUE
The 72,000 square foot retail development opened in 2012, replacing a former Kmart store. Lyndale Station features LA Fitness as an anchor tenant and 19,200 square feet of additional retail space in an adjacent building. Retail tenants in Phase I include Firehouse Subs, Planned Parenthood, Salon Concepts, and Von Hanson's Meats. In mid-2014, the City Council approved the final phase of the Lyndale Station development, consisting of a 8,200 square foot multi-tenant retail building at the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 66th Street. Tenants include Caribou Coffee / Einstein Bros Bagels, My Burger, Waxing the City, Great Clips and Cricket Wireless.