Retail development approved for Rosewood

Box, boutique, restaurants, and specialty shops coming

Media – Scott Larson | The StarPhoenix

Rosewood retail development approved!

City council has approved a new retail development for Rosewood that could house 40 to 50 new businesses. “The retail will be about 90 acres,” said Milton Castilio, sales manager with Arbutus Properties which is developing the Meadows Market.

“It’s going to (have) box type stores, a lot of boutique like shops, restaurants, and specialty stores,” he said. The town center will feature wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, a community gathering space and front of store parking. Arbutus has already begun servicing the site, located at the corner of Highway 16 and Zimmerman Road, and they said they are in negotiations with a wide number of retailers.

“There is a lot of interest in the whole commercial area,” Castilio said. “Particularly from the residents of the Meadows because they are close to it.” The Meadows is an Arbutus project that when completed will encompass more than 2,800 single-family homes, bungalows and townhouses. It is an architecturally controlled neighborhood that features front porches on every house.

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