A Columbus, Ohio-based developer is planning a "destination retail center" in Council Bluffs, a company executive said.
David Kass, president of Continental Real Estate Companies, said the firm plans to open a retail center on 50 acres near Interstates 80 and 29 in 2011.
Kass said it was too early to characterize the retail center as a designer outlet center, a mall or a lifestyle center because it was still in the planning stages and because the lines are blurring between such centers in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retail environment
"TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve pulled together a good team of outlet industry veterans who have sterling reputations for getting projects leased and open."
Kass said construction would start in late 2009 or early 2010.
When/if completed, it will lead to the demolition of two of Council Bluff's infamous truck stops, and add an even larger draw to the MidAmerican Center's retail component.