Aldi is reportedly coming to South Church Street.
The Murfreesboro Planning Commission on Wednesday approved design changes to a retail and townhouse project fronting the Savannah Ridge subdivision that will include the grocer. The commission had deferred action on the property, Marketplace at Savannah Ridge, last month after saying the proposed design plan did not provide enough detail.
Stephen Maher with MJM Architects spoke with the commission Wednesday about the project. He indicated that the renderings, which now provide more architectural detail, also identify one tenant: Aldi. The renderings now indicate some of the materials that will be used in the construction of the retail buildings, Maher said, including various styles of bricks, stones and architectural metal panels.
A representative with Aldi could not immediately be reached for comment.
Following last month’s commission meeting, David Baker of Baker Storey McDonald, commercial real estate agent, spoke to the Murfreesboro Post. He said he hopes to start work on the development this year and have tenants opening in fall 2020. He did not identify the name of the grocer then, but said other tenants will include several restaurants and “exercise groups.”
Previous designs for the retail center were approved in 2006 and 2017, according to commission documents. The new design plan calls for 12 commercial buildings. The developers are reducing the commercial square footage slightly, down to 137,455 square feet, as well as increasing the number of townhomes from 30 to 37 and deleting four single family homes.