Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization

Proposed Seward Friendship Co-op update

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Seward Co-op is proposing a full service grocery store on the corner of 38th St E and 3rd Ave S, just outside the Central neighborhood in Bryant.  They released an update today with information about the preliminary site plan, employment opportunities, an updated development timeline and upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more about the Co-op.  Check out Seward’s full update and more information here!

Preliminary Site Plan

The preliminary site plan is available for you view at the link below.  The plan includes information about footprint of the design and some details within it (landscaping, traffic flow and bike racks).

Proposed Seward Friendship Co-op Preliminary Site Plan

Some key items to think about in the plan are:

  • The buildings placement on the corner of 38th St E and Clinton Ave S.  Including a second story on the 38th St E side of the building to house offices.
  • A 59 spot parking lot with a main entry/exit on 3rd Ave S and Right In/Right Out on 38th St E.
  • Vacating the alley for a “hammerhead” design turnaround (a “hammerhead” turnaround is a t-shaped turnaround).

The proposed Seward Friendship Co-op is would bring many new jobs into our community and Seward Co-op has stated their track record of employing from the community, paying a living wage and employing many people at 30+ hours a week.  To learn more about applying at the Seward Co-op visit Careers at Seward Co-op

Proposed Timeline

  • Design: September 2013 to April 2014
  • Neighbor Rezoning Consent Signatures (The Seward Co-op will need 100% of signatures from within 100 feet of the property to move forward): October to November 2013
  • City Approvals: December 2013 to May 2014
  • Capitalization and Financing: October 2013 to March 2014
  • Construction: July 2014 to July 2015
  • Job Fair: Spring 2015

Learn More and Get Involved

Learn More by attending Open Houses at 3821 3rd Ave S on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 PM or Thursdays from 5 to 7 PM.  You can also tour the Franklin Store on Saturdays beginning October 26th at 11 AM.  Contact LaDonna to RSVP for a tour, if you need a ride or other accommodations at 612.314.2016 or lsandersredmond@seward.coop. Get involved by attending a community meeting on Wednesday November 6th, 2013 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. organized by Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization and Bryant Neighborhood Organization.  There are ongoing task force meetings planning outreach and engagement to the community, if you would like to be involved in the task force contact Hannah Kamath at 612.824.1333 or hannah@thecentralneighborhood.com.


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