Meijer Moves Forward Toward A Fremont Site
By Marianne Boerigter
Meijer, Inc. continues to move forward in establishing a new store site in Fremont.
On Tuesday, December 6, Meijer presented their request for variances to the Fremont Community Joint Zoning Board of Appeal. The requests involved the setback requirement and foundation planting requirements for their potential site at 7273 and 7311 W. 48th Street, a C-2 Urban Commercial zoned district on the west side of Fremont.
The Meijer representatives, a real estate manager for Meijer and a consultant from FTC&H professional consulting firm, provided a short overview of...
...the potential site for a future Meijer Super Center, including a garden center, gas station with 10 pumps, and 509 parking spaces. Each regulation was presented in detail by JZBA Chair Lindsey Hager, with the Meijer representatives providing the reason for the variance requests that included topography and small wetland area that “drives the positioning and orientation of the buildings”.
The zoning setback requirement for the parcels is to be no less than 60’, with Meijer requesting 165’ back from 48th Street for the gas station and 230’ from Green for the main store building. The other variance requested involved foundation planting standards, with Meijer representative providing their planting design and requesting for its approval. Each of the two variance requests were approved by the JZBA, both by a 5-2 vote.
Meijer’s purchasing the land under consideration for their new site continues to be contingent on all approvals from the City and Townships involved. The timeline for purchasing land and construction puts a potential grand opening date in 2019.