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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Is a "Big-Box" Grocery Store and Outparcels Coming to Beulah?

Often before the Development Review Committee is even given an application by a developer, an initial notification of proposed development is run through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

I was notified recently about a request made of  FDOT by a developer that wishes to build a full-scale, big-box grocery store complete with outparcels, in Beulah.  The location is the southeast corner of the intersection of Beulah Road and 9-Mile road-- a large parcel of land that includes the site of the former "Tavern in the Country" that burned down a few years back.

I'm interested to see what company is coming into Beulah--and hopefully the outparcels (if all is approved) will have some more and better dining options for Beulah residents--so we don't have to drive all the way down Pine Forest to get to a restaurant...

I'll post more about this potential development as more information becomes available.... See the three page pre-application made to FDOT below..


Mike McLamb said...

I've always considered the lack of such development in Beulah as a benefit of living here and consider a short drive to "town" to be part of life.

Jeff Bergosh said...

I am hoping for an upscale store, with several sit-down and carry-out dining options. Right now in Beulah, it is food from the Tom Thumb store, or pizza delivery---- and no other options. Options are good.

Jag Consulting said...

Let's get the traffic flowing functionally prior to more corporate or residential expansion. All Board members should drive south on Pine Forest Road from Nine Mile to I-10 during morning rush hour prior to voting to promote additional growth.