Central Park Commons





Eagan, MN
General Contractor:
Weis Builders
RSP Architects
Clark Engineers


In the spring of 2015, CSM Development began planning to redevelop the vacant 50-acre Lockheed-Martin corporate office site in Eagan, MN. The idea was to build an upscale, unique and pedestrian friendly shopping designation that would include restaurants, grocery, medical offices and banking. The goal was to create a different shopping experience that would have an inward village atmosphere with streets, walkways and ponds. The architecture would fashion individual stores to communicate entrances with an emphasis on quality brick and stone materials.

Several months earlier, CSM’s project manager, Dan Ullom noticed a local retail building under construction that utilized the Wells Concrete architectural precast insulated wall panels with a thin brick masonry veneer. He was impressed with the speed of construction and the undistinguishable appearance to a conventional brick masonry wall. Dan contacted the Wells Concrete sales department and requested a Box-Lunch presentation on architectural precast insulated wall panels. From the Box-Lunch presentation, there were subsequent meetings with the CSM’s team discussing the benefits of an architectural precast insulated wall system for their large retail project. In the end, CSM chose to implement the Wells Concrete architectural precast insulated wall system into the multi-building design because of our high quality brick and architectural concrete finishes, competitive pricing, and our fast-track design build approach, which greatly improved the over-all project schedule.

Once Wells Concrete was brought on board as a partner in the design and construction of the Central Park Commons retail project, our engineering and project management team began meeting weekly with CSM’s architects and engineers to expedite the design and shop drawing process in order to meet the aggressive construction schedule.

Over the last 6 months, Wells Concrete has manufactured, delivered and installed approximately 600 pieces, 150,000 square feet of architectural precast insulated wall panels at the Central Park Commons site. Stores are scheduled to begin opening in the fall of 2016.

Written by Bob Geil


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Drone Footage, courtesy of CSM!

Thanks CSM for the great footage of this project! We excitedly await the first openings in the next six weeks.

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