The co-op grocer recently announced that it planned to open the 20,000-square-foot store at Lyndale Gardens in early 2014. The new building will take the place of the long-vacant Lyndale Garden Center building.
According to General Manager Dale Woodbeck, just one more city council approval is needed to get the construction ball moving.
"We received planning commission approval for our PUD (planned unit development) application last week," Woodbeck told Patch in an e-mail. "I will appear before the city council on June 11 for, hopefully, final approval on the PUD application."
If the council approves the application, Woodbeck said Lakewinds would then close on the real estate deal it struck last year with Lyndale Gardens developer, The Cornerstone Group. Cornerstone will demolish the old garden center building and the lot split will be officially recorded.
Named after the former Lyndale Garden Center, Lyndale Gardens is slotted to become Richfield's new downtown center. The design plans feature retail and restaurant space, apartment and townhome rental housing, splash pad, community oven, community garden, walking trails, market pavillion and a performance stage—too name a few amentities.
See the latest design plans for Lakewinds in the photo window above. Richfield Patch will continue to follow this project.