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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Blaine Anticipating Another Strong Development Year

2018 Development Map

Developers are gearing up for projects in what is anticipated to be another big year of development in Blaine. All sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial and public are going to be busy.

We anticipate Blaine will see over 300 new single family houses built adding over $100 million in value. Several new apartment projects, highlighted by a 192 unit senior apartment developed by Dominium at the corner of 109th Avenue and Lexington Avenue, will add an additional $70 million in multi-family development.

Over 175,000 square feet of new industrial projects are anticipated, highlighted by construction of the new 75,000 square foot global headquarters and research and development facility of Crown Iron Works at 98th Avenue and Naples Street.

An expansion and remodel of Blaine High School, new Anoka-Hennepin elementary school and Eagle Brook Church highlight public sector projects in 2018.

Overall, Blaine is likely to exceed $200 million in new development in 2018. Blaine contributes to more than one-third of all value added by new development in Anoka County and is the largest City in the County with over 65,369 residents.

2018 Project Highlights

Lexington Meadows ConceptLexington Meadows

109th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Developed by Wellington Management, this project at the southwest corner of 109th Avenue and Lexington Avenue will start this summer. The 32-acre project will include a 192-unit senior apartment building development by Dominium, along with commercial space available for retail, service, restaurant, grocery, etc.

The Blaine Medical Building

The Blaine Medical Building

11091 Ulysses Street
Developed by MSP Commercial, located at 11091 Ulysses Street, the Blaine Medical Building is a 34,000-square foot medical office building designed for specialty medical

PaneraPanera Bread

Victory Village off of 109th Avenue
Panera Bread will be constructing a new restaurant near Target in Victory Village off of 109th Avenue. Construction will begin this summer.

Marriott-Fairfield Inn and Suites HotelMarriott-Fairfield Inn and Suites Hotel

10611 Baltimore Street
Located at 10611 Baltimore Street, this 5-story, 80-room hotel is anticipated to begin this year.

The Imagine CenterThe Imagine Center

Blaine Town Square near City Hall

Located in the Blaine Town Square near City Hall, the Imagine Center is a 16,500-square foot office building. Developed by the owner of Imagine Smiles Dentistry, the building will be the new home for Imagine Smiles along with several other businesses.

Legends of BlaineLegends of Blaine

10840 Lexington Avenue

Dominium will be breaking ground this summer on the Legends of Blaine. This 192-unit, independent senior (50+) apartment complex will provide a mix of one, two, and three bedroom units. The building will include amenities like a community room with fireplace, fitness center, theater room, card/craft room, heated underground parking, and a landscaped outdoor seating area overlooking a pond.

Kwik TripKwik Trip

105th Avenue and Radisson Road

Kwik Trip has three new stores planned in Blaine. They are located at 105th Avenue and Radisson Road, 122nd Avenue and Lexington Avenue, and 117th Avenue and Ulysses Street. The first two are planned to begin in 2018.

Tumble FreshTumble Fresh Laundry

105th Avenue and University Avenue

The City of Blaine Economic Development Authority sold the property at 105th Avenue and University Avenue to a developer who will construct a Tumble Fresh Laundry.

AutozoneXperience Fitness

Auto Zone/Xperience Fitness

Former K-Mart Building near Northtown

The owner of the former K-Mart building, near Northtown, is proposing to remodel the interior and exterior of the building and make extensive site improvements to allow for
Auto Zone and Xperience Fitness to occupy a majority of the building.

Continued Focus on Redevelopment

The City also continues to focus on redevelopment in various areas, most notably along the Highway 65 and University Avenue corridors, near the National Sports Center, and near Northtown Mall. With the recent closures of Toys-R-Us, Best Buy and Herberger’s, the City is working with property owners to fill those spaces.

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To stay up to date on development activity in Blaine, be sure to visit our interactive development map at This map highlights all of the projects underway and coming in the future.

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