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What’s sprouting up around Woodbury?

Three buildings have gone up directly west of Woodbury Drive near SuperTarget. The Woodbury Plaza development is quickly attracting quick-service eateries, banks and other retailers. (Staff photo by Riham Feshir)

New commercial and residential construction continues this year after a 2013 filled with activities that brought Cabela’s, multi-tenant retail buildings and expanded medical offices.

This year, developers continue to bring commercial construction in the north and south, in addition to redevelopment plans in the central core of Woodbury.

Here is a roundup of what’s going up:

  •  Woodbury Plaza: Two buildings to house Noodles and Company, Little Chopsticks, Which Wich, Yogurt Lab, Starbucks and Pacific Dental are currently under construction directly east of SuperTarget. Most businesses plan to open by November. The third building to the south in the 15-acre property will be Wings Financial Credit Union.
  • HealthEast clinic: Construction is under way for a new HealthEast clinic at Tamarack Road and Woodbury Drive, also part of Woodbury Plaza. The clinic is set to open in November with pediatric and family medicine services.
  • Commerce Drive building: A 15,000 square-foot multi-tenant building at the corner of Commerce Drive and Woodbury Drive, directly east of McDonald’s, will house Jersey Mike’s, Papa Murphy’s, Menchies yogurt shop, Comcast and Metro Dental. The businesses plan to open before the holidays.
  • Bielenberg Gardens: A grocery store-anchored retail development is under way southwest of Radio Drive and Bailey Road. Jerry’s Foods plans to open in January 2015, followed by a number of other retailers and eateries. 
  • Children’s Hospitals clinic: A 20,000 square-foot building is going up at Bielenberg Drive and Tamarack Road. Children’s is relocating services currently offered at Woodwinds Health Campus and plans to be operational in the new location the week of Sept. 29. Anytime Fitness headquarters: The company purchased a site located at the southwest intersection of Interstate 94 and I-494. Anytime Fitness corporate staffers hope to move into the new campus by late summer or early fall 2015.
  •  Eagle Brook Church: Construction is coming along on the 75,000 square-foot church that will have 1,500 seats south of Hudson Road and east of Settlers Ridge Parkway. The church will open this September.
  • Bielenberg Sports Center: The city-owned complex is under a $22 million renovation to include an outdoor ice rink, expanded field house, two-level lobby and a splash pad that will be finished in September. A formal dedication ceremony is set for Sept. 16.
  • City Place: Real estate developers will soon finalize the purchase of former State Farm Insurance Co. campus headquarters. The 100-acre development will include a hotel, corporate offices, a grocery store, retailers, restaurants and a public plaza that connects to trails around a public park. Construction on the grocery store and hotel is set to begin this fall and open by spring 2015.