The application states the variance is needed because of the shape of the selected lot and the inability to provide all space required.
Troy City Council also will be asked to approve easements for the property.
Aldi representatives said when they look for a store location, they consider that they share customers with larger retail chains, Davis said. “This location will place them in an area to capture those customers and be able to take advantage of high traffic volumes and easy interstate access,” he said.
Meijer has a store to the west along Ohio 41, while Kroger is located further south near the Ohio 55 exit with Interstate 75 in Troy.
Aldi already has a Miami County location on Piqua’s east side.