The south end of Logan along Main Street will be going through some major renovations in the coming weeks. Not only is the Riverwalk development going full speed ahead, things across the street are heating up, also.
A group of investors are in the process of developing a nearly eight-acre parcel on South Main west to the Logan River into a commercial development with a four-story building housing several companies.
Scott Hamblin of Adams Wealth Advisors, which has an interest in the development, said the people building it are excited to bring in businesses on that end of the valley.
“Everyone I’ve talked to is excited. We hope to kick it off by the end of April,” Hamblin said. “We are just waiting for the last few papers to be signed and green lighted so we can get going. “
Hamblin said Eighty Seven West Partners Development Group is proposing the three-phase project which includes retail pads that mirror those of the Riverwoods across the street and plans may include some kind of housing units.
“We also plan to develop an area that will extend the Logan River Walk Trail,” he said. “We will probably only have to remove one house.”
The Logan Gateway business development, as it is called, will take the ground from the Logan River on the north (including Gaucho Grill) to Stevens-Henegar College to the south. The biggest section of land houses Ellis Equipment, a farm implement and repair business.
Clair Ellis, one of the owners of Ellis Equipment, said the company is not disappearing; however, they are not ready to announce their new location.
“We have been working hard to find a new location and we have a place in mind,” he said. “We will have a newer, more modern facility not too far from our current location.”
He said his father bought the white house in front of their current property with a few acres in the 1940s. When everything is in place they will announce their new location.
Hamblin said the plan is to build a new bridge over the Logan River and a road that would connect to 100 West on the east side of the existing church at 600 South and 100 West.
“About a year ago we created a South Main Redevelopment Area as part of the Logan Redevelopment Agency,” said RDA Chairman and City Councilwoman Jeannie Simmonds. “The RDA is a tool that we have that allows us to create an area to give potential developer an incentive to create growth and job opportunities in a particular part of town.”
She said the project on the south end of town was approved by Planning and Zoning and the recommendation was sent to Logan City Council for approval and a change to the zoning.