Plaza development update in Plattsmouth.There are no new announcements about businesses planning to locate in the 12-acre development on the west side of Plattsmouth yet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t moving forward.
(It was announced in March that a 45,000 square foot Hy-Vee store would be the anchor establishment there. The plans announced at a city council meeting by Hy-Vee officials were that groundbreaking would be in November of this year with the store to be open by November of 2013. Construction progress on other Hy-Vee stores may affect the Plattsmouth schedule, they said. There has been no further update from the company.)
The work around the Hy-Vee lots is progressing, said Steve Willey of Westside LLC, the company developing the property. The extension of city utilities to the property took a little longer than expected but that hasn’t held anything up, he said. A natural gas line extension still needs to be installed and work on burying utilities within the development is underway.
Between 20,000 and 25,000 cubic yards of dirt was moved and now the southern portion of the road through the development is paved and the northern portion is expected to be poured yet this week.
There will be a section of the street in-between that is not paved for the time being. That part will be completed by Hy-Vee which will reposition the traffic flow in that section. Hy Vee will be responsible for maintenance of that of the repositioned road which will be open to through travel, according to the agreement signed with the city.
The domino effect on businesses locating there is expected after the Hy-Vee begins actual construction. “We’re getting lots and lots of calls,” says Willey. “Business draws business.”
Westside LLC is proceeding with plans for its own 7,000 square foot building with five business bays on a lot south of the Hy-Vee parking lot. Three of the bays are already taken, said Willey, but he didn’t want to divulge the businesses planning to locate there. That building is expected to be ready by next spring.