, a chain discount store, is looking to open up shop in a portion of the former at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues.
The plans call for the store to be built on the northeast portion of the property at 13215 Detroit Avenue. An adjacent building on the property would be demolished to make way for parking.
But don’t expect construction to begin anytime soon.
Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said there is still plenty of work that needs to be corrected on the architectural plans. The city’s Architectural Board of Review is expected to come to the same conclusion at its meeting Thursday night.
“This is pretty far away from what we’ve approved in the past,” Siley said. “If you look at the , that’s an extremely high-quality design. This doesn’t meet those criteria that the ABR has consistently required over the last few years."
Siley acknowledged that the site plan was “respectful of pedestrian-friendly requirements,” noting the structure would be built up against the sidewalk.
“We look forward to working the folks from Family Dollar, but they have a lot of work to do,” Siley said.
The Architectural Board of Review meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday at .