Richfield is an acknowledged leader in redevelopment. Projects such as Best Buy Headquarters, City Bella, Kensington Park, and Cedar Point Commons have created new employment and housing opportunities that strengthen and stabilize the City's tax base. Richfield's central location and easy access to regional amenities and transportation make future redevelopment opportunities possible. Staff is available to assist with:
- Building expansion and new construction projects
- Assisting with search of available commercial sites for new or expanding businesses
- Identifying available state, county and city financial assistance programs
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under construction, and completed redevelopment projects.
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Morrie's Automotive Group plans 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, 2017. The City Council unanimously approved the plans on January 23, 2018. For more information, please visit: richfieldmn.gov/morries
DUNKIN DONUTS - 6529-6545 PENN AVENUE
The property owner plans to demolish the former CarHop/Arby's building at 6529 Penn Avenue and construct a new Dunkin Donuts restaurant with drive-thru service. The property owner also plans to remodel the former Flowerama building at 6545 Penn Avenue, along with reconfiguring the parking lot and access to the site. 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.
PLAZA 66 - 1601 66TH STREET EAST
Construction of a 10,000 square foot retail and restaurant building is currently underway. The development is located on 66th Street between 16th Avenue and Richfield Parkway. The proposal was approved by the City Council in spring 2017 and is anticipated to be complete in late spring 2018. Confirmed tenants include Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels, Jersey Mike's Subs, Orange Theory Fitness, and Taqueria La Hacienda.
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.
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.
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.
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.