Burnsville Cub Foods would get new store, new neighbors in redevelopment

The Sterling Organization, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., submitted a development application for the Cub Foods in Burnsville.

Burnsville Cub Foods would get new store, new neighbors in redevelopment

Recently, plans for a new Cub Foods store in Burnsville have been made public. The property owner intends to build a new store for the grocer and possibly add six other buildings on the site for other businesses.

Sterling Organization of West Palm Beach in Florida submitted a development request for the 15-acre property at 1750 County Road 42 West. According to documents from the meeting, staff recommend that the review be moved to June.

Documents from the city staff stated that the developer will need more time to revise the plans. The documents also said that the city staff would have to review the plans.

United Natural Foods Inc., the Providence, R.I. based owner of Cub said in a press release that Cub was discussing a redevelopment. "But we have nothing concrete to report at this point."

Sterling Organization could not be reached for a comment.

Sterling's plans include a new Cub store of 80,000 square feet on the east end of the property. Site plans show that the building would include an 8,000 square foot liquor component.

According to city permits, the existing Cub building measures approximately 145,000 square foot and was built in 1983.

Plans show that one of the standalone buildings will be around 45,000 square foot. Site plans show that five smaller standalone retail buildings each would reach a maximum of a few thousands square feet.

The owner of the property submitted an initial sketch plan in September 2021. The plans were either for a new residential development or a commercial project (similar to the one proposed).

The Holiday Stationstore Gas Station located adjacent to the Cub Parking Lot is not included in this development.