Costco Wholesale unveiled initial plans for a 150,000-square-foot store northeast of Churchill and Coit during a City Plan Commission meeting Thursday.
Along with groceries and general retail, the store will have a pharmacy and bakery, as well as tire, photo, optical and hearing aid centers.
It will have 703 parking spaces, more than the city requires. The store’s landscaping plan calls for 244 trees, which is 99 more than are required.
The 13-acre site is trapped between Coit and North Central Expressway and has been vacant for many years, and it would be difficult to develop with anything other than a big box store, says plan commissioner Jayne Schultz.
It’s the best use of the property, she says, and most neighbors are enthusiastic.
“This is really a gift to our community,” Schultz says.
Here are the elevation, development and landscaping plans: