CSM Corporation has entered into a collaborative venture with John Johannson to seek final approvals and begin development on its proposed Central Park Commons project in Eagan, Minn.
Johannson, a veteran Twin Cities developer and property owner, will team with CSM and its leadership to continue development of the 450,000-square-foot commercial project on the corner of Yankee Doodle and Pilot Knob roads in Eagan.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to join forces with CSM and be a part of Central Park Commons — one of the most exciting, mixed-used development projects the Twin Cities has seen in several years,” said Johannson, in a written statement. “I am extremely familiar with this project and know that the City of Eagan provides one of the most desirable trade areas and communities in the metro area. I will be working closely with CSM, the city and its staff on plan enhancements for the betterment of the project.”
CSM acquired the 52-acre development site from Lockheed Martin in 2011, and has been working with city officials on a proposed mixed-use, urban-style redevelopment.
Final approvals for the Central Park Commons will be processed through the city in 2014, and CSM continues to work with the city on the design and development of the property.