Giant Eagle Plan Changes Approved
New Market District will be larger; one outparcel will be scrapped
A 14,330-square-foot addition to the Market District store on Pearl Road was approved Thursday night by the Strongsville Planning Commission.
The new plans show one of the two out-buildings has been eliminated, with that space now used for parking.
The north side of the Market District store will be bumped out 80 feet for the larger supermarket, which was previously about 110,000 square feet.
The store isn't saying yet what the new space will be used for.
"These are small changes in response to what the community is asking for," said Howard Landau, spokesman for Giant Eagle.
Landau said it is too early to day exactly how the space inside the store will be used.
Phil Bishop of Echo Development said Thursday that grading continues on the Pearl Road site. His company plans to deliver the parcel, with a concrete pad that will house the building, to Giant Eagle in February or March.
"We're full steam ahead," Bishop said. "This was just a little addition."
A tenant for the remaining out-building has not been named. Officials indicated Thursday a lease has not been signed for the building.
The plans also show the northern driveway now aligns with Jardine Funeral Home's across the street, which the city had requested.
"It works out perfectly for us," said Lori Daley, design engineer for Strongsville.
Giant Eagle is also installing a new wall that will serve as an added buffer for residents on Mallard Circle.