By TIM LANDIS
The State Journal-Register
Posted Feb 09, 2013
The HY-VEE supermarket and convenience store will be a little larger than first planned, and there will be more parking. Construction of the supermarket on the site of the old Kmart at 2115 S. MacArthur Blvd. now is expected to begin this spring. Members of a regional planning commission committee last week sent the project to the city council, where action could come as early as April.
“It looks like we’ll start about the first of May,” said Ruth Comer, spokeswoman for Hy-Vee. She said the store should open by the spring of 2014.
Most of the questions at last week’s Land Subdivision Committee meeting centered on pedestrian access, landscaping and parking. The committee is among the early stops for large-scale projects. Steve Walker of Martin Engineering of Springfield said after the meeting the supermarket and convenience store will be somewhat larger than originally planned after Hy-Vee acquired the former Town & Country Shell station at MacArthur and Cherry Road.