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City Approves Plans for New Walgreens Store in Wheaton

Developers expect to open the new Walgreens store by June 2013.

Wheaton City Council members Monday unanimously approved a planned unit development to allow construction of a .

The store at the corner of Roosevelt and County Farm roads will replace the existing . The 14,800-square-foot drug store will have a drive-thru pharmacy with access on the north side of the building, with 44 parking spaces located east and south of the building.

Wheaton's planning and zoning board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the project earlier this summer.

"We're quite happy to have you in Wheaton," Councilman Phil Suess said Monday.

Traffic consultant Javier Millan told zoning board members at a June meeting that 44 parking spaces fall short of the required space, according to the city's zoning ordinance. The ordinance requires five parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area for drug stores.

Using the ratio in the ordinance, the proposed store would have 74 spaces. However, Millan said a 44-space lot would be adequate, based parking areas at other Walgreens stores.

Developer John Mc Linden told City Council will create at least 35 new permanent jobs in the city. He said the opening date depends on developers can lay asphault on the property.

"June 1, conservatively, hopefully we'll be open," he said.

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Gregg Slapak August 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Other Wheaton Council news.... http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9d15bc0d474f09241abd49e38&id=d5126e434e&e=74171ccf10
bobrzik August 07, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Isn't anybody else going to miss the Burger King?
Charlotte Eriksen August 08, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Those whoppers are just going to have to come from somewhere else bob—it's an adjustment, I know
Laura August 08, 2012 at 07:18 PM
We dont need another Walgreens. There are 4 nearby already.
Chris Shannon August 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Agreed!! There are too many walgreens!!

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