The Kroger national grocery store chain, owner of the King Soopers and City Market chains in Colorado, has submitted a development plan to build a new grocery store on the central portion of the property known as the Crystal River Market Place (CRMP), located along the west side of Highway 133 and the north side of West Main Street in Carbondale.
The proposal was received at Town Hall last week, and the development application documents are available for public inspection at the front reception desk. Town Hall is located at 511 Colorado Ave.
The site of the proposed development currently is owned by Crystal River Marketplace LLC, a development group that tried to develop the CRMP project over the course of about a decade. Those plans were twice shot down by Carbondale voters, once in a 2003 vote about the CRMP, and again in 2012 concerning a second development plan called the Village at Crystal River.
The present City Market proposal, known as the Carbondale Marketplace, has been in the works for about a year and calls for development on three distinct lots, which are to be purchased by Kroger from CRMP LLC at some undetermined point. The remainder of the 24-acre property, or roughly 14 acres, is labeled as “reserved for future development.”
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