An area in western Sioux Falls will soon look a lot different.
Crews are working on a number of projects at Lake Lorraine, with more to get started this fall.
The area of land near 26th Street and Marion Road will soon be home to a number of new retailers and restaurants.
“The traction has been fantastic on this project,” Van Buskirk Companies Director Of Operations Mike Van Buskirk said.
Van Buskirk Companies just submitted building plans for The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine this month. They call for a shopping center, much like The Bridges at 57th.
“We have 170,000 square feet of space rented to national-type clients going in. They call them junior boxes, which means the mid-size retailers,” Van Buskirk said.
While Van Buskirk won’t name names, those will be stores the size of a Bed Bath & Beyond or H&M.
In addition to junior box stores, there will be another 110,000 square feet for smaller retailers. All of the spaces have been spoken for.
“Along with that section, we’ll start to get restaurants and other things right off the water,” Van Buskirk said.
Crews are also working on a third strip mall along Marion Road. Two have already been built and are full.
“The interest has been very high since the beginning. A lot of people have watched this project for years and wonder what’s going to happen out here,” Van Buskirk said.
Other projects in the works: Avera’s new Family Medical Center, Carsforsale.com’s corporate headquarters, a senior living complex, a vet clinic and townhomes. It’s a variety of projects that Van Buskirk says will lap up a lot of excitement in this neighborhood.
“It has all of those aspects of life. People can come and spend a day or a weekend,” Van Buskirk said.
Van Buskirk will not say which businesses are going into The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine yet.