NEW: Southtown Shopping Center Redevelopment (Hy-Vee)

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Development applications are under review for a partial redevelopment within the Southtown Shopping Center. The applications entail demolishing the former Toys R Us and Herbergers building to accommodate a 132,500 square foot HyVee grocery store. In addition to the new grocery store, the Southtown bowling alley would be converted to a 26,000 square foot HyVee wine and spirits store with additional retail space for a future tenant.

Development plans also entail significant site improvements to parking, pedestrian connections, landscaping, and exterior lighting. Traffic circulation would be improved at Southtown’s Penn Avenue entrance, although traffic engineering work is ongoing.

Future development phases are also planned. With Metro Transit’s Orange Line becoming operational this fall, Knox Avenue is an ideal location for higher density residential and office development. No specific timeline is proposed for future development phases.

Development applications are under review for a partial redevelopment within the Southtown Shopping Center. The applications entail demolishing the former Toys R Us and Herbergers building to accommodate a 132,500 square foot HyVee grocery store. In addition to the new grocery store, the Southtown bowling alley would be converted to a 26,000 square foot HyVee wine and spirits store with additional retail space for a future tenant.

Development plans also entail significant site improvements to parking, pedestrian connections, landscaping, and exterior lighting. Traffic circulation would be improved at Southtown’s Penn Avenue entrance, although traffic engineering work is ongoing.

Future development phases are also planned. With Metro Transit’s Orange Line becoming operational this fall, Knox Avenue is an ideal location for higher density residential and office development. No specific timeline is proposed for future development phases.

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Would like the bowling alley to remain. It could be considered a part of a community center.

Dhruska123 11 days ago
Page last updated: 14 September 2021, 12:32