This article originally appeared in the KTTC Website on May 3, 2016. Written by Frannie Smith.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -
Crews are starting to pave the way for the Buckeye Project, a big development in Southeast Rochester.
Demolition began Monday night, and continued Tuesday morning. The site was once home to several business, most recently Flower's By Jerry, and a gas station a very long time ago. Soon, it will be a six-story building with 92 apartments, and have a ground floor retail space.
Underground parking is also in the works, but workers had put the demolition on hold, because they found three gas tanks underground. They have to be removed to make room for the underground parking.
Tom Allen with SL contracting says they will be consulting with environmentalists.
The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.