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New restaurants and retail coming to St. Cloud in development

New restaurants and retail coming to St. Cloud in development

At the most recent St. Cloud City Council meeting, board members and residents discussed the 268-acre Roan Bridge development that will be built off Old Hickory Tree Road, just south of East 19th Street.The site is about 2.5 miles away from downtown St. Cloud.Concerns about traffic in that area arose.The property is right across from Hickory Tree Elementary, an already very congested area, especially at drop-off and pickup times.The developer, James Dicks, says his company has done a comprehensive traffic study and has plans to alleviate some of the pressure.“We have two main framework roads that are going to go in here. They’re actually going to go north, south, east, west. They’ll be ultimately from Nolte all the way up to Orange, connected at 19th and then Fertic which will go from Michigan all the way across to Old Hickory Road,” Dicks said.The property will feature 70,000 square feet of commercial space, that’ll include restaurants and retail, 30,000 square feet of office space, about 625 single-family homes and nearly 600 townhomes and apartments.A new K-8 school is also planned, along with a fire station.“We’ve been talking to chief Miller, the chief here for the fire department in the city of St. Cloud. We’re going to be providing him with a 2 and a half acre site which also alleviates the response time that he’s having difficulty with on the south side of town so they’re really excited and looking forward to that as well,” Dicks said. The first lots are supposed to be going up by the end of the year.The school and fire station are expected to be built within the next two years.

At the most recent St. Cloud City Council meeting, board members and residents discussed the 268-acre Roan Bridge development that will be built off Old Hickory Tree Road, just south of East 19th Street.

The site is about 2.5 miles away from downtown St. Cloud.

Concerns about traffic in that area arose.

The property is right across from Hickory Tree Elementary, an already very congested area, especially at drop-off and pickup times.

The developer, James Dicks, says his company has done a comprehensive traffic study and has plans to alleviate some of the pressure.

“We have two main framework roads that are going to go in here. They’re actually going to go north, south, east, west. They’ll be ultimately from Nolte all the way up to Orange, connected at 19th and then Fertic which will go from Michigan all the way across to Old Hickory Road,” Dicks said.

The property will feature 70,000 square feet of commercial space, that’ll include restaurants and retail, 30,000 square feet of office space, about 625 single-family homes and nearly 600 townhomes and apartments.

A new K-8 school is also planned, along with a fire station.

“We’ve been talking to chief Miller, the chief here for the fire department in the city of St. Cloud. We’re going to be providing him with a 2 and a half acre site which also alleviates the response time that he’s having difficulty with on the south side of town so they’re really excited and looking forward to that as well,” Dicks said.

The first lots are supposed to be going up by the end of the year.

The school and fire station are expected to be built within the next two years.

https://www.wesh.com/article/roan-bridge/39455737