Development Highlights

Riverdale TOD Apartments
Port Riverwalk Proposed Townhomes

Mercy Hospital Expansion

Mercy Hospital has expanded its building and parking capacity at its current location. The enhanced entrance has a direct connection to a new parking ramp. The campus also has a newly expanded ICU and operating room, along with pre and post operative areas. All work at Mercy Hospital is expected to be complete by late 2018.

Allina Health combined its obstetrical services from Mercy and Unity Hospitals into one, all-inclusive program at the Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital, which opened July 27, 2015. The new facility is a partnership between Allina Health and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Mercy Hospital

Top Rankings for Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the state according to new rankings recently released by U.S. News and World Report. Mercy Hospital is ranked second (tie) in the Twin Cities and fourth (tie) in Minnesota. The hospital is rated as high performing in the following specialties: gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology. Eight other procedures/conditions are also ranked as high performing.

RMS Company to Expand Facility and Add Jobs   

RMS Company, which currently has 711 employees in Coon Rapids, and is the city's largest private employer, has completed a large expansion at its Coon Rapids location. A subsidiary of Cretex Companies, Inc., based in Elk River, RMS Company manufactures machined and molded components used in the medical device and aerospace industries. Located at 8600 Evergreen Boulevard since 1992, RMS completed expansions in 1998, 2006, and 2011.

The expansion involved the construction of a 60,000 square foot addition of manufacturing space to its 215,000 square foot Evergreen Boulevard location. The company plans to create at least 100 new jobs within two years of completing the project. RMS Company is an international supplier and contract manufacturer to top medical device manufacturers.
Founded in 1967, RMS Company has built its reputation as a premier manufacturer of components for the orthopedic and other medical device markets. In 1982, RMS was acquired by the Cretex Companies, a privately held, financially strong, Minnesota-based corporation. With solid financial backing from Cretex, RMS has continued on their path of success and growth to become a major source of implants and device components for top medical device OEMs around the world.

Coon Rapids has a relatively high concentration of residents employed in the manufacturing sector, with over 5,700 Coon Rapids residents employed in manufacturing. In order to facilitate the project, the City helped RMS Company secure a $700,000 forgivable loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF).

Other Business and Development News as of September 2018:

  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is opening a new location in October at 13001 Round Lake Blvd.
  • Tumble Fresh Coin Laundry is opening a new location at 2453 Coon Rapids Blvd., in the former Pizza Hut location.
  • Xperience Fitness is now open in Riverdale Commons at 3300 124th Ave. NW.
Planning Commission News:
  • The Coon Rapids Planning Commission has approved a request to amend the Village 10 Planned Unit Development site improvements, which will allow for a Chipotle Mexican Grill in the shopping center located at 2170 Northdale Blvd. NW.
  • The commision also approved a site plan for a new Nystrom & Associates medical clinic located at Coon Rapids Boulevard at Round Lake Boulevard.