According to an article which appeared in Thisweek, a developer still has his eyes set on a medical office and pharmacy in the empty building which used to house a TCF bank smack dab in the middle of the mayor’s dream of a viable “downtown” in Burnsville.
The article states:
But the property owner, hampered by the bad economy, remains intent on building a pharmacy, a medical office building and a parking deck on a prominent corner in Burnsville’s Heart of the City.
Out of the three items, I just don’t understand two. First, why does Burnsville need yet another pharmacy in the area? Are there not enough Walgreen’s and CVS stores around town, residents seriously need another 13,000 square foot one in the Heart of the City? Second, the parking deck. The massive blacktop parking lots in the area and the expensive parking structure across the street isn’t enough to house all the cars in this supposed walkable community? Really?
I guess it’s difficult for me to comprehend but that’s only because the entire place is currently empty due to the facts that faux downtowns are complete and utter failures and the real estate world just isn’t doing all that well but I just don’t get the need for an entire parking deck.
What about you? Do you think it’s really necessary to have yet another chain pharmacy and a parking deck in the Heart of the City? Do you believe there are enough parking spaces in the Heart of the City, especially with the underutilized parking structure adjacent to the BPAC or do you really see this as being a necessity? Whatever you have to say about additional parking and the possibly of a CVS or Walgreen’s go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.