1 of 1 Photos | Preliminary work on extensive exterior renovations to the portion of the Stow-Kent Shopping Center closest to Kent Road has started. The back portion containing a Big Lots store, shown at far right, is expected to be demolished next year when construction of a Meijer grocery and department store is planned to begin. (Jeff Saunders photo/Stow Sentry)
A proposed change to site plans for a planned Meijer department store in the Stow-Kent Shopping Center would reduce the size of the store by more than 30,000 square feet.
The city’s planning commission approved a recommendation for approval of a revised site plan that would reduce the store’s size from 192,940 square feet that was approved in 2014 to 159,253 square feet.
The revision is scheduled to go before City Council’s planning committee May 25 for possible inclusion on the regular meeting’s agenda later that evening.
City Planning Director Rob Kurtz said the revision would also move the store 89 feet to the east, to 169 feet from the west property line with the Stow-Glen Retirement Village. This is to include a 50-foot buffer between the shopping center and Stow-Glen where existing vegetation, including evergreen trees along the property line […]