Proposed Target Store To Anchor Seth Child Commons

Target Corporation and Manhattan Project LLC have teamed up to develop Seth Child Commons, a mixed-use project proposed for the west side of Seth Child Road just north of Fort Riley Boulevard in Manhattan, KS.

Plans call for the development of approximately 200,000 SF of retail and office uses. Specific uses include an approximately 125,000 SF Target Store, and smaller retail shops, offices and restaurants. The Target Store will be the initial phase of development, with an anticipated 2003 opening date.

The project is scheduled to be heard June 3 by the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and July 1 by the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board. The Manhattan City Commission will review later in July. A neighborhood informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the Manhattan Fire Department, 2000 Denison. The public is invited to attend.

The owners of the property are the Conrad, Stuckey and Johns families. Michael ‘Bo’ Conrad, who has more than 30 years of retail development experience, is from nearby Clay Center, and is an alumnus of Kansas State University.

Others involved in the project include development attorney Dick Carlisle, a partner in Freilich Leitner and Carlisle; Gould Evans Goodman Associates, a Kansas City-based planning and design firm; Schwab-Eaton, P.A.; and George Butler Associates.

Gould Evans is an award-winning architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental graphics firm that serves clients worldwide from offices in Kansas City, Phoenix, Tampa, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Toronto, Canada. Since its founding in 1974, the firm has grown to 220 individuals.