Developers of a Meijer store that is proposed for Tenny Avenue and East Sunset Drive will learn if the Common Council will allow the store to be built on the vacant property.
With four members of the Common Council missing at the Aug. 4 meeting, the developers received a majority vote in favor of the project. However, the project required a two-thirds vote, which it did not receive.
Alderman Andy Reiland realized that the vote on the zoning had changed and switched his voted on the land use amendment to allow the project to return to the Common Council to receive consideration by the absent members.
The Common Council meeting is being held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Because a public hearing was held on Aug. 8, speakers are limited to three minutes before the council meeting.
If approved, Meijer is planned for a 2015 opening. If it is declined, some of the tenants proposed for the vacant Kmart parcel may back out of the redevelopment project at Sunset Drive and South East Avenue.