The developers of the proposed Market District store on Pearl Road have set a second public meeting for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Activity Center, 16271 Pearl Rd.
More than 200 residents , with some supporting the project and others worried about noise and traffic.
is seeking to close its store at and build and Get Go gas station on the and property on Pearl Road.
The project hinges on a rezoning that would have to be approved both citywide and in Ward 2, where the project lies. The issue is on the March 6 ballot.
The meeting will be hosted by Nick Catanzarite, attorney representing the owners of the Strongsville Golf property, who want to sell the land. Also hosting will be Todd Waldo and Jim Chickini of Giant Eagle and Bruce Haney and Phil Bishop of Echo Real Estate, the project developer.
The city of Strongsville is not involved in presenting the informational meeting.
It is not known if Strongsville Golf will open at a new site. Honey Hut is seeking another location in Strongsville, and owners have said they will also .
At the Jan. 18 public meeting, a number of Hunting Meadows residents whose yards abut the project site expressed concerns about truck noise from the loading docks.
Giant Eagle and Echo officials said the store would try to buffer noise and light from surrounding properties with trees and possibly walls.
Supporters said the store would revitalize the south end of Pearl Road and help fill vacant storefronts.
The 110,000-square-foot Market District would be open 24 hours a day and would create 150 to 250 new full- and part-time jobs. The company plans to build a Get Go gas station either on the site or nearby.