Project proposed on former grocery store site
Posted: August 10, 2012
A Twin Cities developer who plans to build a residential and mixed-use retail project on the former Leever's Super Market site at 503 South Broadway St., Menomonie, presented his proposal for discussion at this week's Menomonie City Council meeting. The planned unit development will next be discussed by the city's Plan Commission on Mon., Aug. 27th.
Broad Street Menomonie, LLC, is proposing to develop nine, two-bedroom townhomes, 30 one-bedroom apartments and 24 two-bedroom units on the upper levels of the 100,750-square-foot complex to be constructed on the 1.27 acre lot.
"We're hoping to get people who work in downtown or work at the university and want to live in an urban environment and close to restaurants," said Brett Naylor, a developer with Broad Street Menomonie,LLC, told the council. Naylor did not wish to comment or discuss his proposal any further at this time.
The lower level of the facility would be designated for retail space. According to Menomonie Market Food Co-op General Manager Crystal Halvorson, the cooperative is negotiating a lease for most of the 12,000 square feet available on the first floor.
"We have signed a letter of intent with Mr. Naylor. We're ready for growth and are excited about providing a lot more services to our members and the general public," said Halvorson, who added that the existing food co-op utilizes less than 2,000 square feet of its 6,000-square-foot building. The new location will offer close to 7,000 square feet of retail space. TBL