Development Projects

Check back regularly to learn about upcoming and ongoing development projects in Arden Hills.

Mister Car Wash (Vacant Arby’s Site)

The City Council has approved an application for the redevelopment of the property located at 3751 Lexington Avenue North. The Developer is proposing to demolish the existing vacant restaurant building and redevelop the site with an exterior car wash building. The Developer anticipates demolition and building construction to begin in 2024 with projected construction completion and business grand opening in 2025.

Mister Car Wash operates over 460 corporate owned locations across 21 states, 33 of which are open or under development in Minnesota.

Saltbox

Newly remodeled: Saltbox at 4440 Round Lake Road W. has approximately 214 flexible office and warehouse suites at 4440 Round Lake Road West. Each suite is proposed to be leased by an individual business, typically startup digital commerce companies. Suites will range in size from 76 sq. ft. up to approx. 2,000 sq. ft. The suites are constructed with 10’ high modular walls that are open above with no ceilings. Each suite is equipped with power, HVAC, Wi-Fi, and access to a shared central loading dock for shipping/delivery needs. Each Saltbox facility is designed with conference rooms, huddle rooms/lounges, bathrooms, a main entry/welcoming area, and a break room that the small business tenants share.

Trident Development Senior Housing

Trident Development presented a concept plan at the beginning of the 2022 for the northwest side of the North Heights Lutheran Church property located at 1700 Highway 96 West. The developer proposed a 124-unit senior apartment building. The facility will include apartments only; the proposal does not include an assisted living or memory care component. The City approved a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) on June 27, 2022 to change the future land use designation from P/I, Public and Institution to HDR, High Density Residential and to potential allow an increase to the density in this area through the Planned Unit Development review process. The Developer is required to submit a land use application for the final development plans. That future review may include requests to the City for rezoning, subdivision of land, a Conditional Use Permit, and a Planned Unit Development.

Lexington Station Phase III

Kensington Development Partners has a listing to lease or purchase of a 43,000 square foot building at 3787 Lexington Avenue. This site was approved for an unnamed grocery store, but construction was suspended nationally by this tenant in 2023 when the interior build out was about 80% completed.  A future user other than a grocery store would need to be reviewed by the City.  

New Perspective Senior Living

Newly constructed. The developer, Arden Hills RE, LLC, has constructed a four story, 192,390 square foot multi-family senior living facility with underground parking on the property located at 3565 Pine Tree Drive. The senior living facility features 145 units, with 112 units of independent or assisted living and 33 units devoted to memory care. The property is owned and managed by New Perspective Senior Living and includes such amenities as a pool, library, movie theater, dog run, playground for young visitors, lawn bowling, salon and spa, bistro/bar and onsite physical therapy and wellness services.

Boston Scientific – Building 14 Addition

Boston Scientific constructed an expansion of their manufacturing facility at Building 14, in the northwest corner of the Arden Hills campus. The purpose of the facility is the development and production of lithium batteries for use in medical devices. Site improvements include an entry plaza with an outdoor dining area and a 10-stall parking lot. Site and stormwater management design will provide for future construction of an additional 88 stalls.

Gateway Interstate

Scannell Properties completed development of the formerly vacant land at the end of Round Lake Road and Gateway Boulevard. The Developer constructed a 250,000 square foot office and warehouse facility at 4200 Round Lake Road W., which is fully occupied by:

  • Delkor Systems currently located at 4300 Round Lake Road and this location is their 2ndproduction facility in Arden Hills.
    • Total operational footprint in Arden Hills of 250,000 square feet and more than 300 employees.
    • Specialize in the design and manufacturing of advanced robotic packaging machines.
  • Colder Products Company will occupy 2/3 of building as their Corporate Headquarters
    • Will occupy 168,000 square feet of the facility for production, warehouse and office space for about 500 employees.
    • Thermal Management Division
      • Primary operations will be liquid cooling innovations for high-performance computers and data centers, electric vehicle charging, and more.
      • CPC has locations in Roseville and Minneapolis as well as internationally with nearly 1,200 employees worldwide.

Round Lake Senior Living

Newly Constructed…Trident Development completed construction of a 120-unit senior housing at 1740 Parkshore Drive. The development includes memory-care suites, assisted-living units and independent-living apartments. Amenities include craft rooms, a library, a health and exercise center, a salon, delis, and a theater. The project also includes a new trail around the property, along with exercise stations and shuffleboard courts on the adjoining park land.

The park land is owned by the City of Arden Hills and was developed at part of the approved project. South Shore Fitness Park and Trail is a public trail loop available for use by all residents. The exercise stations are geared towards seniors as equipment will be accessible and allow users to remain seated while exercising. One station will have play equipment for children. The community and care will be managed by Lifespark.

Ecko Estates

A local developer, O’Meara Homes, received City Council approval to subdivide at 3246 New Brighton Road which was formerly one of the Lake Johanna Fire Station locations. The property has been subdivided and site grading began in 2022 to begin preparations for construction of four single-family residential homes.

Lake Johanna Proposed Fire Station Location

At the direction of the Lake Johanna Fire Department Board, the Lake Johanna Fire Department has acquired a piece of land on Pine Tree Drive, adjacent to Bethel University’s Anderson Center, for a future fire station to better serve southern Arden Hills and Shoreview. This future station will replace the current Station 4 on Victoria Street in Shoreview. While the fire department owns the land, there are no plans on moving forward with a construction project at this time.

All applications and associated documents are on file and available for inspection at Arden Hills City Hall, 1245 West Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112. 

Please contact City Hall at 651-792-7800 or at planning@cityofardenhills.org with any questions or concerns.

Contact Us

  1. Jessica Jagoe

    Community Development Director
    651-792-7810 

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    Elena Fransen

    Senior Planner
    651-792-7843
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