An announcement was posted yesterday on the Bring Whole Foods To Germantown Facebook page alerting the public that a meeting in front of the Germantown Planning Commission had been postponed until January 7th so that concerns with the store design could be addressed.
From the post:
There have been some questions raised by neighboring households that, being a good neighbor, we want to be sure to address appropriately and completely. To rush that would not be appropriate to any of the people involved.
According to Joseph Jarratt of Ford Jarratt Realty & Development Company, which is working on the Whole Foods project, the design of the grocery store will be changed to address to concerns from immediate neighbors. He says the changes are "pretty minor" and tackle two main points.
One of the design changes is the addition of a brick fence along the southern border of the property, which is near single-family homes.
The other change is the addition of a crash gate on Pete Mitchell Road that would restrict traffic on that road.
Jarratt says that the plans are currently being revised, and notes, in an email, that, "The project continues to have tremendous support from the community and we look forward to the January 7 Planning Commission meeting."