Construction of CCC Plaza, a new shopping center at 1840 N.W. Ninth Street, is proceeding on schedule, with completion of the first phase expected early next year.
“I’m coming up next week to do a walk-through,” said Chris Smith of Kleege Enterprises, the San Diego real estate firm behind the development.
Work is nearly finished on the parking lot and is progressing on the main buildings, Smith said.
Located next to OfficeMax and OSU Federal Credit Union, the 90,000-square-foot shopping center’s first phase will include a Walmart Neighborhood Center grocery store, a Buffalo Wild Wings sports bar, a Panda Express restaurant and 11,000 square feet of retail space.
Smith said he is awaiting signatures on lease agreements for three of the retail slots. While he declined to name names until the leases are signed, he said the tenants would be a hair salon, a sandwich shop and a phone store.
“We’re talking to two or three others about leases, but we’re not as far along,” Smith said.
The project’s second phase will involve the construction of a 35,000-square-foot retail building toward the rear of the 9-acre site, adjoining the first line of shops.
Buffalo Wild Wings may be the farthest along in the construction process. The company has already begun taking job applications.
Panda Express is also nearing completion.
A Walmart spokeswoman said the 36,000-square-foot Neighborhood Center supermarket should be open by early summer and will have 65 full- and part-time employees.
“A temporary hiring center will open near the store approximately two to three months prior to the grand opening,” Rachel Wall, senior manager of community affairs, said in an email to the newspaper.
The local office of Knife River Corp. is the contractor for the parking lot and main site work.
Robinson Construction of Hillsboro is the general contractor on the Walmart building. The Vancouver, Wash., office of DLA Construction Services is the general contractor on the other buildings.
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