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Top 10 Stories of 2012: Lockheed Martin Shopping Center Plans Hit Unexpected Obstacle

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#8: CSM Proposes 510,000-Square-Foot Shopping Center on Lockheed Martin Property, Then Withdraws Plans

The developers of the Lockheed Martin property—a 47-acre site off Pilot Knob Road in Eagan—

But after making significant headway on the project, the company ran into an unexpected stumbling block: a Dakota County road study assessing Pilot Knob Road. County officials plan to make a number of improvements to a section the north-south road adjacent to the Lockheed Martin property, and in December CSM officials say they couldn't move forward until they know what those improvements will be.

After hanging in limbo for several months, the company withdrew its proposal with the city of Eagan. It hopes to resubmit a modified version sometime in 2013.

Click here to read more regarding the CSM development.

Eagan Patch will continue our countdown of the biggest stories of the year tomorrow. Check out the other articles that have already made it into Eagan Patch's Top 10 of 2012:

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: Suburban Homelessness Rising in Dakota County
  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: Day-Care Provider Charged After Infant Dies Under Her Care

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