Hugo’s, the dominant grocery chain in Grand Forks, is planning a major development on the south side of town.
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave the project preliminary approval Wednesday night. Some issues worked out during that meeting included closing off traffic from Washington Street into the adjacent neighborhood.
Project planners passed out this preliminary concept of what the future Valley Market Development may look like (click for larger image):
There’s a couple of caveats with this picture, however. For one, none of the brands, like Barnes and Noble or Granite City, are actually signed on to be part of the development. And the building photos included are likely not what the final product will look like at all. The map is meant as more of a preliminary concept to show what the project planners envision for the area, namely retail, restaurants and housing.
But the concept does show that developers are looking to add more amenities to a fast-growing part of town.
Hugo’s hopes to break ground on the grocery store later this year.