CCC Plaza nears completion

2012-12-12T09:15:00Z 2012-12-12T09:53:12Z CCC Plaza nears completionBy Bennett Hall, Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
December 12, 2012 9:15 am  • 

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.

Contact reporter Bennett Hall at or 541-758-9529.

Reporter Bennett Hall can be contacted at 541-758-9529 or

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  1. Kenny D
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    Kenny D - December 12, 2012 12:54 pm
    When the big guy comes down for a look-see, someone should point out the unnecessary and potentially unsafe exit onto Cleveland into the residential neighborhood.
  2. MB
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    MB - December 12, 2012 12:47 pm
    It's called: 'Survival of the fittest'. Any QB worth his salt should know that. MB.
  3. GeeWiz
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    GeeWiz - December 12, 2012 12:21 pm
    Corvallis is a diversified community welcoming people who cannot afford Markup of Choice. This will be welcome news to them.
  4. BeaverQB
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    BeaverQB - December 12, 2012 9:38 am
    Oh! And I forgot to even mention Trader Joe's...
  5. BeaverQB
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    BeaverQB - December 12, 2012 9:26 am
    Another grocery store -- really? How many groceries do the residents of Corvallis buy?! I can't imagine that there's enough grocery money to go around for 3 Safeways, Fred Meyer, WinCo, Market of Choice, the 2 Co-Op locations, Grocery Outlet, and now a Wal-Mart Grocery! Something's got to give, and I bet that Grocery Outlet will feel this hit the most. Such a bummer. Corvallis is a very tough place to run a business.
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