Retail center plat OK’d

Published 7:32 pm Thursday, August 22, 2019

Developers received final plat approval Thursday for the Trojan Towne retail development on U.S. 231 South and hope to begin work on the site by November.

“With this approval, we’re hoping to be moving dirt by October or November, with building starting the next summer,” said Walt Stell, who represents the developer. “We’re expecting to be open for retail sales by February or March 2021.”

The Troy Planning Commission approved eight parcels in the development, including a main strip with three anchor stores and two additional retail locations and three outparcels for restaurant and retail shops. Hutton, which is developing the retail location, has confirmed that Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx are two of the anchor stores.

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“I think the other locations are all under negotiation right now,” Stell said, adding that some additional tenants have been finalized.

The development will front U.S. 231 South and will include access from both U.S. 231 and John H. Witherington, the connector road. “We’re going to add a turn lane on U.S. 231 and on John Witherington,” Stell said.

U.S. 231 access will be right turn only, Stell said, explaining that all vehicles entering the retail center must turn right from the southbound lane and those exiting must turn right onto the southbound lane.

In other business, the Planning Commission approved final approval of the Conrad Plat No. 1 at 209 and 503 Flavia Circle. The approval transfers approximately 1,000 square feet from one landowner to another.