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CVS Pharmacy considers Hastings store location

CVS Pharmacy is looking at putting a store in Hastings and is working on early plans to redevelop the northeast corner of the 15th and Vermillion street intersection.

CVS has property options on 11 properties in that block, said Community Development Director John Hinzman, including three businesses and five or six residences. Company representatives recently met with the Hastings Planning Committee recently to see if their early plans meet with the city's expectations.

"They, generally, were supportive of redevelopment of that property," Hinzman said of the committee.

The committee asked CVS to make some modifications to the plan before bringing it back for review.

CVS recently scheduled a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposal with those within 350 feet of the location. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 14 at City Hall.

If the company decides to pursue development here, official plans could come before the city later this summer.