They'll start next week by installing a sewer line. The project shouldn't disrupt traffic along U.S. 250, said Kuly Hoty Lynch, of Hoty Enterprises.
“Work will actually be seen in front of Kalahari,” Hoty Lynch said. “They'll bore right under the road."
Following various road work and utility upgrades, construction crews will eventually begin erecting an office building and retail space.
The first tenant slated to move in is Hy-Miler convenience store and gas station. It should open sometime around late summer of early fall 2013, Hoty Lynch said.
The gas station will occupy about 1.4 acres, with five pumps offering 10 refueling stations.
The property will continue to be developed into 2013 and beyond, with plans calling for an office building that could serve as the new digs for Hoty Enterprises.
Hoty’s vision for the land: a niche location for people who want more than fast food, big chain stores and discount clothing retailers.
Two restaurants will be placed strategically at the front of the property, facing U.S. 250, to ensure maximum visibility.
A three-lane road would wind through the complex as more upscale retail shops or entertainment venues are added.