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Deer Creek Center Redevelopment Plan Passes City Council, Construction to Begin Soon

Retailers will move in in the fall, with a grand opening in March 2013.

council tonight finally approved the Deer Creek Center redevelopment.

The council, minus Mayor Jim White and council member Tim Dunn, voted to approved the Deer Creek Center Tax Increment Refinancing (TIF) Plan and to establish the Deer Creek Center Community Improvement District.

Council member Karen Wood said the city wanted to make sure enough retail places that had signed a commitment before any money was spent to go through the process, and they were assured that had happened.

Two retailers have been made public, Ross Dress for Less and Joanne Fabric have signed leases. Summit Development Group president Scott Reese, after the meeting, said several other national retailers of soft goods will be announced in the next 30 days.

Reese said an asbestos abatement process will be next week, and construction will start very soon.

He plans a fall delivery to the retailers, with a grand opening of the stores in March, 2013.

“It’s been a long time coming and we’re thrilled with the opportunity,” Reese said. “The city has been great to work with.”

 

Philip Scherry June 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Is there somewhere online that people can find a design/plan?
Pat Maloney (Wilken) June 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Glad to see this happening.....Hopefully it will be a great asset for us in Maplewood.
Shawn Faulkingham June 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Phillip - You can go by Maplewood City Hall for the latest drawings.
Patti Johnson June 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM
This has been a long time coming. More progress for Maplewood.
Stephanie Shepard June 27, 2012 at 04:01 PM
This is really exciting!! Great news for Maplewood.

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