Kroger store project gets green flag ? major changes coming at intersection

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A Kroger Marketplace store has received final approval from the Arlington City Council and the preliminary work has begun. {{more}}
Kroger Texas LP (Kroger) will construct a 123,000 square foot Marketplace store at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 287 and Sublett Road in 2016.
The final hurdle was cleared when Kroger agree to finance and reconstruct part of Sublett Road. The road improvements will include the construction of a four lane concrete divided road with a four foot median and a six foot wide bike lane along with sidewalks. It would also include a separate right hand turn lane on the south side of Sublett and a separate right hand turn lane off the service road of US287 on to Sublett.
The road improvements to Sublett Road include the US 287 frontage road to approximately 300 feet from their west property line on Sublett (around the top of the hill near Joplin Road). It will include transition lanes from the four lane back to the two lane asphalt road.
According to Kroger, the Marketplace concept offers a bigger variety of fresh foods, including produce, meats, bakery items and organic foods. The stores also sell clothing and other apparel, small appliances, and other household and convenience items not found in typical Kroger stores.
According to the plans approved and presented to the City of Arlington, the Marketplace concept and the proposed location will provide an opportunity to serve this growing area, while providing much needed infrastructure improvements and which will include $20-22.5M capital investment in land, building, and personal property, an estimated $12.6 million in annual taxable sales which will benefit the City of Arlington, an estimated $16 million taxable value which will benefit the City of Arlington and the Kennedale school district (school district relies on property tax revenue and not sale taxes) and will employ 225-250 people.

The final agreement worked out with the City of Arlington would mean that the full cost and the construction of the city required road improvements would be undertaken and paid by Kroger, Inc with reimbursement made later by Arlington for the city?s portion of the road project.

The road work will be the first part of the project. Surveys and utilities improvements long side the roadway have already started.
Once road work begins in earnest, optional routes depending on your designation could include Eden Road, Little Road or Kennedale Parkway (B287).

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