The old Superior Chevrolet property on Oak Street will be redeveloped as a four-building restaurant/retail shopping center. The development model includes a Cheddar’s restaurant, according to the developer, but nothing is "set in stone."
City planning, street, engineering and fire officials met with the developer, John Maggiore of Dallas-based Street Level Investments, for a preliminary meeting this afternoon to begin discussing things like traffic and rainwater drainage.
A site plan shows one 19,200 square-foot building and three other buildings between 8,000 and 9,000 square feet. All of the buildings are marked as restaurant/retail.
City Engineer Ronnie Hall said that a traffic study is required to work out what street improvements will be needed. Traffic studies are paid for by the developer, as will street improvements that mostly serve the development. These improvements will, at the least, probably include widening Bill Dean Drive at the east end of the property to provide a turn lane.
The preliminary meeting had been scheduled for 10:30 a.m., but Maggiore had an airport delay.
A public input meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall. The Superior Chevrolet property has been on the market for about a year. Approval by city hall and the planning commission should take about 90 days, after which the schedule is up to the developer.