On Tuesday, May 21st, the Planning Commission approved the rezoning of the land near Arsenal and Vreeland. This land is where Meijer has proposed building a 24/7 grocery store and a gas station.
The meeting took over three and half hours. According to Laura Gray, the Building Department Clerk and the Planning Commission Recorder, it took so long because they wanted “to address citizen concerns and questions.”
The final vote was six to one, with one member abstaining. This recommendation will go before City Council at the next month’s meeting. The final approval or rejection of Meijer will be decided at the June 3rd meeting.
If the building of Meijer at the current proposed site is rejected, the site will remain zoned residential, according to Gray.