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Walgreens Proposes New Store in Wheaton

Walgreens is proposing to build a new store at the corner of Roosevelt and County Farm roads, replacing the existing Burger King.

Walgreens is proposing to build a new store in Wheaton at 2191 Roosevelt Road, at the corner of Roosevelt and County Farm roads.

After a unanimous vote to recommend approval of the project by planning and zoning board members, Wheaton City Council will vote on the planned unit development (PUD) at its meeting Monday night.

The proposed 14,800-square-foot drug store would replace the existing 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.

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.

A Wheaton resident at the meeting said she supported the proposed project.

The pharmacy closest to the proposed Walgreens location is at . Other pharmacies are located east on Roosevelt Road, in the Danada shopping area or on north Main Street.

Wheaton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at , 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton.

Patch will update this story Tuesday morning.

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Gregg Slapak August 08, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Your thoughts on this Mister Councilman?
Charlotte Eriksen August 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I think it might be, Billy
Charlotte Eriksen August 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Laura, there is a medical office opening there.
Charlotte Eriksen August 08, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Why do you think so?
Christopher September 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Wow, when are people going to realize that it costs money to fix up a downtown area! Seriously, is there really an issue over a $100,000 loss?!? Can someone calculate for me how much that will cost each taxpayer (my calculator is bad at fractions). There are numerous properties that the City should be taking over at this point. Just because someone owns a property in downtown Wheaton doesn't mean they have the right to not take care of it. Ridiculous.

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