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A ton of development on tap in Collinsville

Rendering of a WalMart Neighborhood Market in the design that would be built at 1101 Beltline Road after the old K-Mart building is demolished.
Rendering of a WalMart Neighborhood Market in the design that would be built at 1101 Beltline Road after the old K-Mart building is demolished.

Collinsville aldermen will have a full platter of new items to consider when they next meet after the city on Thursday announced a ton of new developments had been approved by the Collinsville Planning Commission.

Perhaps most notable among the proposed developments is a Walmart Neighborhood Market that would be built at 1101 Beltline Road. The vacant K-Mart building currently sits on the site. That 89,000-square-foot building will be demolished, and the Walmart will be built in its place, according to papers filed with the city. It will feature a full-service drive-up pharmacy and fuel station.

If aldermen give the go-ahead, it’ll be busy times along the Beltline and elsewhere in town with the following additional items on the docket:

▪  A strip mall-type center next door to the new Walmart anchored by a popular restaurant that remains unnamed and a medical office facility.

▪  A Colton’s Steak House that will go up on the ground where the Ponderosa Steakhouse used to stand at Eastport Plaza. Colton’s has a bunch of locations throughout the mid-South and in Missouri and Kansas, but the Collinsville restaurant would be the chain’s first in Illinois.

▪  A MedExpress Urgent Care Center that will be built in place of the former UMB Bank building in front of the Schnucks at 501 Beltline Rd. Demolition also awaits that building. MedExpress just opened a Swansea location, has a site in operation in Alton and is planning one for Fairview Heights.

▪  Plans for a 12,000-square-foot office building Cedarhurst will operate in front of its current assisted living site at 1207 Vandalia St. The building will house dental offices and IT services.

The next regular meeting of the Collinsville City Council is set for 7:30 p.m. June 27.

Tobias Wall: 618-239-2501, @Wall_BND

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