The redevelopment of the former Lyndale Garden Center site is getting closer and closer to reality.
While site developer The Cornerstone Group hasn't locked down all retail tenants or finalized the housing portion of the project, it has released the most recent renderings of what the site—which will be aptly named Lyndale Gardens—could look like.
According to the designs, which can all be seen in the photo box above, the developer plans on both apartment and townhome style housing units, with many of the townhome units having a perfect view of Richfield Lake. In addition, multiple areas of public space are still a big part of the site's design. The design shows a splash pad, community oven, community garden, walking trails, market pavillion and a performance stage.
The only nailed down tenant is Lakewinds Natural Foods, a co-op grocer with two metro area locations. A purchase agreement for the old Lyndale Garden Center building and land was finalized in early January. The agreement changed the developer's original plans to rehab the building for retail use.
An exact start date for construction has not been set. The development firm's president, Colleen Carey, told Patch in an August 2012 interview that she would've ideally wanted to start in the fall of 2012, but it was best to wait for all the leases to be finalized.
"My timeline would be as soon as we can get the tenants in place," she said in the interview.
Small retailers or restaurants interested in leasing space can contact The Cornerstone Group via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richfield Patch will continue to update readers as more information becomes available.
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