The Jasper Zoning Board met Wednesday night and approved three variances for Kroger Limited Partnership I in the construction of a new grocery store on 30th Street near Newton.
Zoning Board Vice-Chairman, Brad Schnaar, told WITZ News that the variances granted included:
- Construction within 35 feet of 30th Street
- Reduction of a landscape buffer from 10 feet to 6 feet next to 30th Street
- For off-street parking requirements reduced from 77 to 68
Dan Trexler with Kroger appeared at the February 6th Zoning Board meeting and stated that the site plan calls for 11 parking spaces short of the city ordinances requirement and 20 short for Kroger’s standards.
Trexler said that the company has had conversations with the Dubois County Museum Board in efforts to get an agreement to share parking on the north side of the Museum that borders Newton and 30th Street.
The new grocery story is called Ruler Food Store and the building will be 19,260 square feet and is a new concept that focuses keeping expenses low to be able to provide customers with a quality product at a value cost.
Jasper Lumber Company owns the property and is selling it, but it is not certain if they will be the contractor for the construction of the new building.