Dean Hanson may build again in business parkHudson developer Dean Hanson received approval of his plans for a 65,115-square-foot industrial building to be constructed in St. Croix Business Park from the City Council on Monday night.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
Hudson developer Dean Hanson received approval of his plans for a 65,115-square-foot industrial building to be constructed in St. Croix Business Park from the City Council on Monday night.
How soon the building is constructed remains to be seen.
When contacted by phone in Florida Tuesday morning, Hanson said there are no immediate plans to begin work on the building.
He said he has a buyer interested in his existing building at 2911 Harvey St. and wants to be prepared to start construction of a new one if that sale goes through.
Some of the tenants of the existing building would move into the new building, he said.
“We’re setting ourselves up so as soon as something happens we can start construction of the new building.”
Hanson would partner with Cedar Falls Building Systems of Menomonie on construction of the new facility.
In a written report to the City Council, Community Development Director Dennis Darnold said the new building would be very similar to Hanson’s existing building.
It would be located at 3001 Harvey St., immediately west of the existing Hanson facility.
Hanson said his plans for a North Hudson grocery store are on hold.
The grocer he’s been talking to about building a store on Hwy. 35 at Station Lane N. isn’t ready to commit to the project because of current economic conditions.
“We’re still in conversations,” Hanson said. “It isn’t going to be anything but a grocery store.”