Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Reveal Future Streetscape
The Maple Grove City Council gave the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes the green light to remove the pedestrian area to allow vehicle traffic. The Shoppes doesn’t have a date yet on when construction will begin. Management believes the new street will give interior stores greater visibility.
Managers of the Shoppes presented new video to the city council that gives people a better idea of what the changes will look like. The Shoppes had a tough time keeping retailers in the pedestrian-only spaces. At first, the council expressed concerns about the changes. Some members preferred the area maintain a pedestrian-friendly feel even with adding vehicle traffic. The most recent change will include fire pits and sitting areas for people along the street.
The Shoppes hopes the change will keep retailers satisfied. They also hope to host large-scale events by closing off the new street.