Unless you are new to Steiner Ranch, the construction at the entrance to the community is of no secret. After months of debate, Property Development Centers has clear-cut the forest and fast tracked the development of a new Randalls, Starbucks, and 15 acres worth of retail and dining additions to our neighborhood.
As I am new to Steiner, curiosity has the best of me.
|How true to the site plan the construction remains, we’ll have to see, but I have to admit I’m rather excited about the direction reviewed here.
The “lifestyle” Randalls supermarket will feature a Starbucks, larger produce department, full-service meat and seafood departments, and natural and organic offerings.
I’ve heard everything from a daycare, a children’s park, and a library, to 2-3 restaurants, a theater, and some fast food. The video seems to suggest some accuracy to all of that while we need to recognize that it’s all dependent on the businesses that lease the space available.
Existing Outback and Buckaroo Trails will be extended, with what looks today like a path just off the road, to bring Quinlan Park within a pleasant hike for much of Steiner Ranch.
While excited about the development, one does have to wonder how it will change the lives and lifestyle to which we’ve become accustomed. What will happen to our convenient market and beloved Sunday Farmers Market? Will traffic become even more of a challenge or were the transportation plans suggested included in the project finally approved? And I wonder, with amusement, will we end up with another dry cleaner or salon?
If you have more insight, keep us informed! How do you feel about what’s to come and what have you heard we can expect with anticipation? Share your thoughts below or join us at the Fence Post for a discussion.