By Chris Bavender
The area between the Meijer gas station and Goodwill along Main Street in Whitestown will soon be home to a pet store and five other retailers. Development of the parcel of land was unanimously approved this month by the town’s plan commission.
The 14,500-square-foot, one-story building will be built on a 1.65 acre parcel. Of that, 7,500 square feet will house a Pet Supplies Plus store. That leaves room for two to five additional tenants. The building’s owner has been in talks with some restaurants, according to Whitestown Assistant Town Manager Tanya Sumner.
The engineering firm on the project – HWC Engineering – is the same firm that designed Villages I, II, III and IV, so the development is expected to look similar to the other new buildings around Meijer.
“It’s a great location for businesses as we grow here in Whitestown with great visibility,” Sumner said. “This is the only development by this particular developer right now. But there is a lot more potential development going on in this area by several other developers. So our business growth here in the Anson area of Whitestown is far from over.”
It’s a great opportunity, Sumner said, for Whitestown’s growing number of residents to have more places to shop in their own community.
“As our population continues to boom, we will continue to attract more businesses and more of the sit down restaurants our residents are asking for,” she said. “People want to live, work and play right here in their own community without having to drive far. More amenities make us an even more attractive community in which to live. Also, new businesses add to our tax base, which is good for everyone.”
A Holiday Inn Express is also currently under construction in the area.