Proposed Two-Story Giant Eagle Goes Back to Bexley Commission
The latest design for a two-story Giant Eagle on Main Street will be presented to the Bexley Planning Commission at its September 22nd meeting. Changes have been made to the design since it was presented last month – the commission tabled a vote on the proposal due to concerns about parking, traffic impacts, and the orientation of the main entrance.
The proposed store – a new urban prototype for the company that will be called a Giant Eagle Market District Express – would replace the current Bexley City Hall and maintenance garage. City offices would move into available space in the Bexley Square Center next door.
Renderings and a site plan submitted to the commission by developer Continental Real Estate show a corner entrance facing Main Street, a second-floor porch for outdoor eating, and parking situated to the side and rear of the building. The parking lot would accommodate 98 cars; a zoning variance is needed to allow for a reduction from the required 120.
Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler expressed excitement for the concept back when it was first proposed in May of 2013, saying that a common request from residents was for a high-quality neighborhood grocery store, and that the development would provide a needed revenue-boost for the land-locked suburb.
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