Tremendous Growth in PapillionPosted by Steve Minino on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 11:14am.
This summer, Papillion has been preparing for many new building projects. From downtown Papillion to Midlands Place, new businesses are opening, or planning to open, all over town. It is good to see these new businesses opening and replacing piles of dirt after months of waiting for permits.
Papillion's Chick-fil-A at Market Point, near 72nd Street and Peters Parkway, has recently opened its doors for business. Shadow Lake Towne Center has additional new stores moving in including Piers 1 Imports, Weight Watchers, and Charter West National Bank. There are rumors that Project Photon and numerous smaller projects are in the works.
There are still many planned projects for Papillion. SAC Federal Credit Union will be in a four-story building southeast of 72nd Street and Highway 370. Midlands Place, east of 84th Street on Highway 370, will be a shopping center which will have many small merchants in one place.
A new shopping center is also planned for Settlers Creek, near 72nd Street and Cornhusker Road. Although it's not set in stone, Hobby Lobby, a crafts store, could occupy a portion of the shopping center. Other buildings, some of which are already built, include Walgreens. There will be a variety of businesses at this new shopping center including large chain stores, small retail stores, and fast food restaurants. Other areas of Papillion such as Tara Plaza also have seen many new businesses start up. Even Lifegate Church is renovating a large space at Papio Pointe.
Existing areas are being revitalized in downtown Papillion and on 84th Street. The First Street Plaza project is underway with the removal of the parking lot on the corner of Washington Street and First Street complete. The parking lot will be replaced by a fountain, benches, and bathrooms.
These new developments will provide more locations for businesses and create hundreds of new jobs for Papillion residents. The revitalization projects and the landscaping around the new developments will help beautify the city and make it more attractive and usable for both residents and tourists.
In the past, many residents of Papillion have traveled outside of the city to work. Over the next two years, it is likely that more residents than ever will have job opportunities right in Papillion.
Steve Minino - Realtor, CRENHopkins Minino Home Team
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