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Harvest Commons complex set for Princeton’s North Main Street

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 2:12 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 2:13 p.m. CST

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PRINCETON — A Princeton business is moving to Harvest Commons, a development in the 600 block of North Main Street.

Ray Mabry, managing broker of Harvest Realty and Development of Princeton, indicated that construction is expected to begin in December on Harvest Commons, which will consist of an unidentified business locating in a 3,000-square-foot building located on the southern edge of the parcel. The site is where two houses were recently demolished at 616 and 628 N. Main St.

The health and wellness business will be the main anchor tenant for Harvest Commons.

“They will be expanding and utilizing a more ‘user friendly’ drive-up window and easier accessibility for walk-in customers,” Mabry said.

Mabry said he couldn’t reveal the name of the business until the owner of the business tells the landlord of the building they are currently renting that it will be leaving for Mabry’s development.

“It will be a neat addition to Princeton,” said Mabry. “I think it will be a welcome addition to Main Street. We plan on having a brick courtyard with parking in the back of the lot facing Main Street instead of parking in the front as many businesses currently have on Main Street.”

In addition to the main anchor tenant, Mabry plans on constructing another building on the northern edge of the parcel for retail or business offices which will be just south of Hudson Street. These offices can range in size from 800 to 2,000 square feet.

The 4,800-square-foot front courtyard for Harvest Commons will have brick pavers installed. The entire project will have a U shape to it with the courtyard being next to Main Street. A sidewalk will be installed at the back of the parcel where access to parking spots will be located off the alley.

Mabry said the Jontz family had owned two houses on this parcel for 60-some years and accepted Harvest Commons’ bid for the project over a larger bid from another company that is located outside Princeton, that also wanted to develop this land.

Before construction can begin on Harvest Commons, the Princeton Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals must review engineering plans for the development. These plans are currently being drawn up by an engineer, said Mabry.

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