This story and photos are from the April 2017 City of Oak Ridge newsletter.
Another new store sign went up at Main Street Oak Ridge last week: Dick’s Sporting Goods. Crews used a crane to lift the sign into place (see video here) on the afternoon of Thursday, April 20, the City of Oak Ridge said in a newsletter.
This is the second sign to go up at Main Street Oak Ridge, the city said. The first was at T.J.Maxx. Crews installed a sign on both entrances for the store in late March. T.J.Maxx and Dick’s Sporting Goods are expected to be the first stores to open at Main Street Oak Ridge later in the spring or early summer.
Workers are also continuing to make progress on the buildings that will house six other new stores: four of them (Ulta, Rack Room Shoes, Rue 21, and Maurice’s) will be located next door to Belk. Construction on PetSmart and Electronic Express began in February. Crews are still working on the exterior of that building, which is located opposite of Belk. Preliminary and framing work on some additional retail space is also under way, the city said.
Vertical construction began earlier this year with the T.J.Maxx and Dick’s Sporting Goods complex near Walmart.
“We’ve kept you updated all along the way as new milestones are met every few weeks,” the city said. “You may remember the groundbreaking ceremony we held on July 20, 2016, just as demolition started to get under way.”
Belk and JCPenney have remained open throughout the demolition and construction process.
The detailed map shown below and provided by RealtyLink, the developer, shows what the project is expected to look like once it’s finished, the city said.
“More updates are expected as the project moves forward,” the city said.
Main Street Oak Ridge is the 58-acre project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall.
“LOI” in the map below stands for Letter of Intent. For a larger and clearer image, visit RealtyLink’s website.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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