Centre lining up tenants

A commercial building being developed at the former site of Red Deer County’s headquarters should be ready for occupants by June 1.

A Goodmen Roofing crew lays roofing boards on a new 32nd Street shopping centre Tuesday.

A Goodmen Roofing crew lays roofing boards on a new 32nd Street shopping centre Tuesday.

A commercial building being developed at the former site of Red Deer County’s headquarters should be ready for occupants by June 1.

The nearly 26,000-square-foot structure at 4758 32nd St. has been taking shape in recent months, with a number of prospective tenants expressing interest, said Brett Salomons, an associate with leasing agent with Ralph Salomons Commercial Inc.

There is currently a commitment for two adjacent units for a medical use, he said, with another deal involving two other connected bays pending.

“I’d say we’re going to be close to having 50 per cent in here pretty quick,” said Salomons.

Units on the main floor of the building range in size from just over 1,000 square feet to 2,200 square feet, with 4,800 square feet of office space available on the second floor. Units could be combined to create up to 11,500 square feet of space.

The building is being developed by Fran Ding. She previously said potential uses could include retail, medical and neighbourhood services.

Red Deer County used the site until 2003, when it relocated its offices to their current location west of the city. The building it let behind was demolished in 2005 and the lot has been vacant since.

The new building, which is shaped like a hockey stick, fronts onto 49th Avenue to the west and is bordered by 32nd and 33rd streets to the south and north.