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Potential tenant for former Burlington Shopko building

The former Shopko property at 313 N. Roosevelt Ave. has been rezoned for commercial use.

The former Shopko property in Burlington has been rezoned back to commercial space because a tenant is interested in the building.

The store at 313 N. Roosevelt Ave. closed in the spring of 2019, along with dozens of the retail chain’s other locations, after the company filed for bankruptcy protection.

Then in early 2020, the property was rezoned for residential to include a planned unit development because a developer was interested in using the space as a nursing home.

Development and parks director Eric Tysland said that project did not move forward.

“They have a new interested tenant in the building, looking to relocate to the building and use it as commercial, as it was initially built as,” Tysland said.

Burlington’s planning commission and city council voted unanimously to repeal the planned unit development resolution and rezone the property for commercial use.

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Jane Carlson covers west central Illinois and southeast Iowa for Tri States Public Radio.