The proposed storefront, which is expected to open by fall 2022, also will create 110 new jobs in addition to maintaining 150 employees at the existing Kroger, city officials said.
“Incorporating a neighborhood based retailer at this location ... creates employment opportunities, expands the city’s tax base, and provides goods and services conveniently to City residents while protecting adjacent existing land uses,” the Planning Commission said
Miamisburg City Council approved a final development plan for the site Tuesday evening at its regularly scheduled meeting.
Sarah Thacker, council member at large, said she’s excited to have a new Kroger for the city and thankful the company worked to comply with what city officials requested regarding the site, including buffering modifications.
“I think there’s a little bit of hesitancy, I think, from a lot of people about a really big Kroger in the middle of a neighborhood, but I know that there are a lot of neighborhoods that are food deserts, that are really struggling to have that accessible right there in their neighborhood to their people,” Thacker said. “So, to have such a wide array of things right here that are just a mile or two away from all of us ... we’re lucky.”
Along with groceries, Marketplace stores typically provide items that range from prepared food to general merchandise including toys, clothing and home goods.