Construction starts on Whole Foods development in CWE

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by Stephanie Baumer and Brendan Marks / KMOV.com Staff |@KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 5:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 12:47 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Developers in the Central West End broke ground Tuesday on the City Walk project which will eventually contain a Whole Foods store.

Officials broke ground on the project at Euclid and W. Pine at 10 a.m. The “Whole Foods” store will occupy 30,000 sq. ft. on the first floor of City Walk. There will be 176 apartments on six floors, a 445 space parking garage and a 4,300 sq. ft. fitness center in the development as well.

Due to the development, there will be new streetlights, sidewalks and utilities. The City Walk is expected to create nearly 160 new permanent jobs.

The project costs $70 million, with $10 million in financing coming from the city’s tax increment financing commission.

The development is expected to be completed in 2015. 

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