Project Updates and Community Impact

Commercial Projects from Dream Design

At Dream Design, we’re honored to work with several local, state, and national chains to create a new home for their business.

We work with businesses in four basic ways: 1) Selling fully improved, build-ready commercial land for a business to build on, 2) remodeling an existing property to meet the business’ need, 3) leasing a suite at a newly built structure, or 4) building to suit and leasing.

Often a business owner will reach out to us inquiring about a new space and through many conversations and meetings, we get to know their needs, work with them to determine the best space and option for their business, and then help move them through the development process until they’re set up and ready to open up shop.

We’ve been hard at work on several commercial developments throughout town. Many of these are part of larger “mixed use” developments that offer both commercial and residential options to enhance the neighborhood for residents by bringing the best shopping, food, entertainment, and necessities right to their front door.

Some of these projects are fairly recognizable like the Dakota Market Square Renovation at the Old Kmart Complex, but other projects have commercial land being developed in new pockets of town to help fill those areas’ gaps.

Here’s a look at a handful of commercial projects Dream Design is currently developing:

175,000 sqft Off Cambell and East North   |   Map It

Dakota Market Square: The incoming “Dakota Market Square” project is the new and improved former Kmart Complex off Cambell and East North Street in Northeast Rapid City.

This 175,000 sqft complex has required significant demo and remodeling work with environmental remediation efforts required in the main Kmart building as well.

We’ve been working with a number of new tenants from various industries – small, local businesses, State and Government facilities, out of town groups, medical uses, a non-profit, an educational facility, and even a church! The facility is nearly 100% spoken for with the tenant mix coming together just in time for remodel work to be done later this fall.

Facade work is well underway – and nearing completion yet this summer – with landscaping and parking lot upgrades also coming soon.

Open Commercial Properties: Though the property is nearly 100% spoken for, there is a bit of room for negotiation for a few of the suites. If you have any interest in bringing your business to Dakota Market Square, please let us know! And we’ll do what we can to work with you to find you a new home.

Traffic/Access: The intersection at Cambell and East North where this project resides is the most highly driven by corridor in town.

80+ Acress off Catron Blvd & Hwy 16  |   Map It

Buffalo Crossing: The Dream Design team is developing two of the 4 corners of the Catron Boulevard and Highway 16 Corridor on the Southwest entrance into Rapid City.

The home of the former Waterslides and Ranch Amusement Park properties, these projects now feature long term, sustainable uses for medical and technical anchors.

Monument Health Orthopedics and Specialty Hospital and the Hanger’s Prosthetics Clinic sit in “Buffalo South” alongside a Holiday Gas Station and Holiday Inn and Suites.

On “Buffalo West” – across the street from the Black Hills Power Headquarters – uses will include large medical facilities, an investment bank, Scooter’s Coffee, the Autumn Hills Vet Clinic, a gas station, fast food restaurant, and a new, 9,100 sqft retail center featuring the Gyro Hub Mediterranean Restaurant.

Open Commercial Properties: The Hope Court Strip Mall in Buffalo West currently has three suites available ranging from 1,275 to 2,013.7 square feet and is available now for tenant improvements.

Buffalo South features 1,300 to 3,600 sqft available next to the Hanger’s Clinic as well as 5.31 acres of commercial land between Hanger’s and Monument Health.

Traffic/Access: These developments are the first entry point into town and a common route for many west side residents on the way to and from work and school.

161 Acres off Elk Vale and Highway 44   |   Map It

Orchard Meadows: Our Orchard Meadows Subdivision is better know for its residential community, but there are several commercial properties in the front of the development as well.

Existing commercial projects include the Common Cents and Inferno Food by Fire, the Orchard Meadows Family Dental and Denture Clinic, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Office, and the newly finished 28,320 square feet facility for Signify Health.

Additional commercial land has already been purchased by a church and a potential future urgent care clinic.

Open Commercial Properties: Available commercial properties include a 2.06 Acre restaurant pad and a portion of lot G for another professional office/possible daycare or educational facility. 

Additionally, 1.56 acres is still available for potential multi-family uses like a four-plex or small apartment complex.  

Traffic/Access: Orchard Meadows sits just off Elk Vale and Highway 44 making it a prime location for easy access and great visibility.

52 Acres off Elk Vale & Highway 44   |   Map It

Johnson Ranch: Our Johnson Ranch development has been a big hit for affordable and workforce housing, but it too has many allotted lots for commercial uses.

Two non profits have a place at Johnson Ranch: Rural America Initiatives – a Native American headstart program – has an 8.86 acre parcel in the development and the Abbott House Bridges program also has a small lot.

A convenience store has already been sold on the corner of South Valley Drive and East St. Pat as well. 

Open Commercial Properties: Approximately 11 acres for commercial land remain with frontage along East St. Pat.

Traffic/Access: This is a great, high traffic spot and the direct entrance off East. St. Pat should be finished soon!

700 Acres from Eglin & East North to Hwy 44   |   Map It

The Shepherd Hills Subdivision: Though our Shepherd Hills project will have over 2,000 housing units, at 700 acres, the development also offers several options for commercial properties as well. 

Grading, utilities, and road installation is well underway and, apart from the first phase of already established residential lots, the development has an abundance of options for commercial properties this early in the game. 

Open Commercial Properties: For any commercial inquiries at Shepherd Hills, please give us a call! We can work with you to remake the Shepherd Hills Master Plan to incorporate a home for your business.

Traffic/Access: Major access points to Shepherd Hills will include East Philadelphia Street – accessed off Cambell from Dakota Market Square, Anamosa Street behind Menards, and North Valley Drive – which spans the length of the development from East St Pat to East North.

51 Acres Diagonal from Rushmore Crossing   |   Map It

North Valley Park: The Valley Park Project is the northern most portion of the overall Shepherd Hills development.

Lots at Valley Park are zoned for commercial and light industrial uses and with 2+ acre lots, they are perfect for warehouse type shops and businesses. These are nice, flat lots just over the hill from Menards and are graded with utilities and ready to build.

Open Commercial Properties: Several lots are still available at Valley Park from 2 to 40 acres and can still be platted to meet the needs of your business.

Traffic/Access: Valley Park is just diagonal from Rushmore Crossing and is accessed off Valley Drive and East North Street. 

Off Kansas City Street & East Boulevard   |   Map It

The Kansas City Street Lofts: The Kansas City Street mixed use project will house 45 residential suites on floors 2-4, but will also have space for three to four commercial tenants on the ground level – with shop entry available on Kansas City Street. 

Open Commercial Properties: There are 2-3 available suites remaining ranging from 2,000-6,000 square feet. 

These commercial suites will benefit from residential tenants above, numerous college students nearby, and many working professionals nearby from downtown Rapid City and the incoming Ascent Innovation incubator just across St. Joseph Street. 

Traffic/Access: These suites are near the main post office on the corner of East Boulevard and Kansas City Street and nearby major east and west traffic routes on Main Street and St. Joe.

“A Helping Hand in Our Community’s Growth”

Commercial development is a concrete way we’re able to make an impact on the future strength and stability of our community. Helping local groups begin a new venture or bringing in new services to the area from bigger chains helps us to improve quality of life and enrich our city for years to come.

We love working to help fit the puzzle together matching our community’s needs with the vision and grit of these business owners. With several new projects coming online there’s a lot of great, new businesses coming to town, and we’d love to chat about working with you too.

If you have a budding project and desire to take the next step with your business please give us a call! 

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Dream Design International, Inc.
18 East Kansas City St., Suite 3
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 348-0538