The Kroger Company will host a public information meeting this week to discuss the proposed Marketplace store on Ohio 72.
The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the third floor Collaboration Room at the CareerConnected Center inside the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome, 700 S. Limestone St.
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Plans submitted for a proposed $20 million, 123,000-square-foot store at 2630 Springfield-Jamestown Road say it may employ up to 350 people and include the county’s first Starbucks, according to public documents.
Initial development plans also show the development will have a pharmacy with drive-through, cafe, Little Clinic health care center, bank with drive-through and a 20,000-square-foot Kroger Fuel Center, public records show. The store would also feature ClickList, an online shopping service that allows shoppers to order groceries online, pay for them and then pick them up at a later time.
Kroger Marketplace stores are often much larger and include a wider selection than the traditional grocery stories, at times including clothing, furniture and home goods.
The plans also shows two nearly 10,000-square-foot outlots near the Kroger fuel center along Ohio 72.
The grocery has an option to purchase property for the development, which is currently being annexed into the city. The annexation was approved by county commissioners earlier this week and is expected to come before city commissioners in September.
A consultant for the company has applied to the Central CEDA Regional Planning Commission to rezone the 28.8-acre vacant driving range property into a shopping center district at its Aug. 4 meeting.
Kroger is also performing a traffic study for the property.
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There are currently five Kroger locations in Springfield. The company also plans to build a $1 million fuel center at its Derr Road location.