Coon Rapids Economic Development
Riverdale Transit Oriented Development

Learn About Proposed Development by the Riverdale Transit Station - Open House Event Mon. October 3

Learn about design plans and proposed development for a new residential community by the Riverdale Transit Station along Northdale Boulevard in Coon Rapids.

Residents are invited to an Open House Event to see plans, learn about the proposed project and ask questions of the developer.

Monday, October 3
5-7 p.m.
Coon Rapids Civic Center 
Civic Room B
11155 Robinson Drive
Coon Rapids

To see more about this proposed development including details about the project and the site plan, visit the City's website.

Other Business News:

  • Hope 4 Youth, (non-profit youth homelessness organization) is converting a building for a drop-in center and transitional living space at 80 Coon Rapids Boulevard.
  • Financial One (credit union) at 11465 Robinson Drive has completed a major interior remodel.
  • Clothes Mentor (women’s clothing resale store) opened a new location at 13030 Riverdale Boulevard.
  • CVS is finishing the interior of a smaller building next to the pharmacy as office space, located at 2033 Coon Rapids Boulevard.
  • Muddy Cow (restaurant) has opened a new location at 133 Coon Rapids Boulevard.
  • Hobby Lobby (retail) will open a new store at Riverdale Crossing.
Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital

A Paw Print in Time
Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital

Business Spotlight

Dr. Rodger Barr has seen and treated them all - Timberwolves, mountain lions, boa constrictors, even de-scented pet skunks. Barr’s love of animals led him to open Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital in 1981 as a 500 square foot full-service facility.

“Being able to take care of a sick or injured animal, making them whole again, and the happiness that brings both to the owner and pet is pretty rewarding to all of us here,” says Dr. Rodger Barr, owner of Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital.

In 1986, the clinic was expanded to 2500 square feet. Then in 2011, more space was needed so the facility expanded again, doubling its size in a renovation that resulted in state-of-the-art technology, seven exam rooms, and a natural gas-powered generator which allows staff to continue treating patients in the event of a power outage.
In addition to Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital’s 35-year tenure in Coon Rapids, Dr. Barr has also spent the last 20 years placing greyhounds in homes through Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption, which he founded in 1996.

“Greyhounds are a breed of dogs that need some assistance. The industry itself is on a downswing, but these dogs make great pets, and as a rule they need help finding great homes because they possess unique characteristics. They like to run for 30 seconds and sleep for four days. They love to be loved and seek attention, but the misconception is that they are hyper and need to run, which they don’t. They are very low-key. I’ve dedicated my career to understanding sight hounds,” says Barr.

Barr believes the secret to his success is the people he has surrounded himself with for over three decades.

“Our greatest asset is our employees, and we truly value our clients as well. We have clients who have been coming in for 30 years. It’s a family atmosphere here.”

Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital
Located at 11247 Foley Blvd. NW

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