Lyndale Garden Developers Team Up With Farmers Market For Community Event

The Cornerstone Group is in the process of finalizing redevelopment plans for the site.

Editor's Note: The following is a The Cornerstone Group press release.

Activity is already happening at the former site at 64th and Lyndale! The new owner and developer of the site, The Cornerstone Group, will be hosting for Richfield area residents on Aug. 16 from 4-8 p.m. 

Partnering with the , the event will include farmers market vendors, a bouncy castle for kids, live music, and food vendors. Plus, community members will get a chance to view and provide feedback on the latest plans for redevelopment of the site into a new town center called Lyndale Gardens. 

Redevelopment plans include connecting Lyndale Avenue to trails at , building approximately 115 units of housing, and establishing new retail tenants in the greenhouse building, which will be rehabilitated. Plans also include a community amphitheater overlooking the park, a water-play feature, and other interactive amenities.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on The Cornerstone Group, go to thecornerstonegroup.com.

Jeff July 26, 2012 at 05:03 PM
exciting times!
C Palmer July 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I just hope all this new stuff brings up the value of my home. ? is the 115 unit of housing for low income, I hope not, there already plenty in this area
Jeff July 27, 2012 at 07:55 PM
That definately would be nice! NO LOW INCOME PLEASE! we have enough around that neighborhood!
Sean Hayford Oleary July 28, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Oh, relax. If I lived in that part of town, I'd be more upset about the little chunk of 1980s suburbia that's being dumped at 66th and Lyndale... world's largest gym parking lot. Remember, form makes a lot greater long-term difference than the details of the leasing arrangements. Speaking of which: Caitlin, where can we see Cornerstone's plans for the site? I don't see anything on their website, though some of their other projects look pretty nice.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) July 28, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I'll see if I can get them to send me over a PDF and I'll attach it to this article! Keep you posted!
Caryn Brooks August 01, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Thanks for the great comments! I'm the development coordinator at The Cornerstone Group and would like to answer your questions. Site Plans: We are planning to reveal the latest site plans at the Farmer's Market event on 8/16. After that, we will be posting them on our new website, which is currently being developed (LyndaleGardens.com). Please come out to support the farmer's market vendors and stop by our tent to give us your feedback on the latest plans and enter a drawing for Pizza Luce gift certificates! Apartment Building: The building will consist of market rate apartments overlooking Richfield Lake Park, with an estimated 20% affordable units mixed throughout the building. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at info@tcgmn.com We hope to see you on the 16th!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Thanks Caryn!
Kelly Schneider August 16, 2012 at 04:23 PM
We're excited to drop by tonight and see what's been going on, as well as purchase some yummy food. Been curious about the property ever since we moved here. Very happy to see the redevelopment happening.
Jeff August 16, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I am excited to see the plans tonight!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I was told there will be a sushi truck! ... oh and an ice cream truck! I've been saying for a while that I want a sushi restaurant there ... and maybe this is a premonition! For those of you who can't make it tonight, I'll have the scoop up on the site tonight! (I'll send out an e-mail alert, too!)
Sean Hayford Oleary August 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Looking forward to seeing the site plans!


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