BARBOURSVILLE — Building construction, site development and roadway improvements are in full swing at the new Tanyard Station retail development in Barboursville.
“Eight businesses will open by the end of the year, and one will begin construction next spring,” said Brent Roswall, a native of Barboursville and co-owner of Interstate Realty of Bristol, Tennessee, the developer of the project.
These include Longhorn Steakhouse, Aldi, Sheetz, Aspen Dental, Hwy 55, Verizon, Sports Clips and Zen Nails, according to Roswall.
Roswall said Menards will begin construction next spring.
“All of the phase one tenants are on schedule, and phase two leasing is still underway,” he said. “We are not at the point of releasing prospective tenants due to confidentiality. We hope to have further tenant announcement in the near future.”
Roswall said site work has been slowed by the unusual amount of rain.
“This will not impact the openings of the tenants,” he said. “The tenants and the prospective tenants like how the site looks from Route 60, giving them great visibility.”
According to the Tanyard Station website, the site plan shows the 200,000-square-foot retail development on the 51.73-acre site of the former CSX railroad yard, off Exit 18 of Interstate 64, along the Mud River and Tanyard Branch Creek in Barboursville.
The plan shows tenants are filled in for “Shop A,” which is under construction, and those include Aspen Dental, Verizon Wireless, SportsClips, Zen Nail Salon and Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries.
Aspen Dental confirmed its new Barboursville location is projected to open in December.
“The new office will bring expanded dental care access to the Barboursville community, as Cabell County has been designated as a dental health professional shortage area by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,” the company said in a prepared statement. “While the exact hours haven’t been established yet, the office will offer extended hours to accommodate patients’ busy schedules, as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients will always be welcome.”
Also of note is a 100-room hotel now depicted on the site plan at the rear of the property next to the train tracks.
In addition, it appears that the development is extending across U.S. 60 onto what is currently the site of the West Virginia Division of Highways’ garage with another 90-room hotel and what appears to be 6,000 square feet of additional retail space. This is the first site plan depicting tenants being located on the other side of U.S. 60.
According to the site plan, the relocation of the DOH garage would help accommodate the widening of U.S. 60, which is part of the plan, but it shows the widening to be just three lanes instead of four.
Roswall said due to confidentiality agreements and ongoing discussions, he could give no updates on phase two or any additional phases of the project, including the hotel and retail space across the road from the development. However, he did say access will be greatly enhanced once the Route 60 roadway work is complete.
“Completion of Route 60 improvements will be done by November,” he said.
The projected cost of the Tanyard Station project is estimated at $100 million, with $9 million of that total being for the road and traffic upgrades.
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