Sauer Properties Inc. submitted plans earlier this month that revealed their intentions for the large parcel of land at Broad and Hermitage. Excited shoppers have been circling the property with their reusable bags eagerly awaiting the rumored Whole Foods that was to anchor the spot. Their circling wasn’t in vain. The plans submitted include the Whole Foods and a whole bunch more.
The Pleasant’s Hardware on the property went away in February of 2016 and there were whispers of concern about the future of Lee’s Chicken located next door. The good news from the plans is that the beloved chicken spot shall remain.
The plans also show buildings that would be renovated in future phases of development.
The Putney Building at 2220 W. Broad St., which is the former state tax department building that Sauer Properties bought in 2012, would house about 72,119 square feet of retail space, the plans show.
The plans also show a possible apartment building and garage north of the Putney Building.
Also included in the plans is part of the Kaufmann building next to the Sauer headquarters that is not being used for Whole Foods; and buildings at West Marshall Street and Hermitage Road and another one next door on Hermitage Road that would house office space.