Costco ready to build at growing La Vista...

Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 18:39:14-05

More business is heading to the La Vista area bringing in jobs and more shopping options for residents.

Costco, the warehouse club, has purchased the land to the east of Cabela's for about $4 million near Interstate 80 and Giles Road.  It's anticipated to bring 200-300 jobs, and generate roughly $700,000/year for La Vista in the first few years of operation.

The Southport development started 10 years ago and has blossomed with activity especially as of recently.

"We're excited to have Costco out there for a number of reasons #1 it's a great revenue source, they generate millions of dollars in sales for a year which in turn means sales tax and property tax but maybe as importantly it brings some energy to the area,” said La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig.

The city says they've been selective as to who's allowed there and it's paid off.  The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Boot Barn, and other retail spaces have opened within the last year.

"We know we need restaurants out there, on an average we have more than 600 people stay in our hotels overnight, we know they need a place to get a drink and some food,” Mayor Kindig explained.

Mayor Kindig says with Costco they've filled about 40% of the land at Southport, so there's still a lot of room.

Costco has told the city they hope to turn dirt in May, and could be open by October.