A few years ago, community demand for a full-service grocery store and other services in Ridgefield led the Port of Ridgefield to push aside its own plans for the 30-acre, port-owned Discovery Ridge property at the NW corner of 45th and Pioneer streets. To meet the location desire of Rosauers grocery and satisfy the community’s need, the port sold most of its Discovery Ridge property in phases to local developer Dean Maldonado of FDM Development.
“The port anticipated that Rosauers, the anchor tenant, would attract additional businesses to serve the community,” said Port Commission Chair Scott Hughes.
“We’re happy to announce that through Dean’s work, our vision has been validated.”
Maldonado recently announced occupancy has been granted for the last available space in Phase1 to Taps Growler House. Between design and construction, Phase 1 of the $24 million Discovery Ridge development has been three years in the making. There are two subsequent phases planned by FDM. The port retains approximately 6 acres of the 30-acre site for future commercial-retail development.
“It’s been a very exciting and successful project, and I look forward to the future phases,” said Maldonado. “None of this would have happened without the Port of Ridgefield’s participation.”
In other Discovery Ridge news, the port recently finalized the sale of a port-developed fuel station and coffee kiosk to RFC3, LLC. The site and its services were developed to support Rosauers full-service grocery and other tenants and visitors.
Discovery Ridge Phase 1 Tenants
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