Photo Courtesy Meijer Grocery
Effingham, Il – This past Tuesday the Effingham City Council was made aware that the project regarding the new Meijer store is going to be delayed for two more years.
This comes after there were issues with meeting a wetland compensation requirement.
According to the Effingham Daily News (EDN), ” Effingham City Engineer Jeremy Heuerman addressed the council Tuesday and explained that instead of construction beginning next year, construction is slated for 2020 after extensive road improvements are made in 2019. The store would then open in 2021″
EDN also found Heuerman had learned of the change, but the company is still on the right path for purchasing the land in January 2018.
The land is located near Rollin Hills, and Keller Drive.
It would remain in the possession of the city, however Meijer would have the responsibility of care, and maintenance for the next three years.
Conversely, even though there is a setback, the store will be over 159,000 square feet, and have over 600 parking spaces.
The vote on the road improvements, along with the wetlands’ agreement is set for Tuesday, December 19.
The meeting is open to the public however for those who wish to watch the meeting but cannot be in attendance, it will be streamed through the city of Effingham website you can find the link to the live stream below: