City Council Approves Amendment to Neighborhood Plan to Allow for Possible Grocery Store

The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night voted to approve an amendment to the Houghton East Neighborhood Plan that could allow for the development of a 124,000-square-foot Fry’s Marketplace grocery store on a 16-acre site at the northeast corner of South Houghton Road and East 22nd Street. The amendment would allow the building to be 26 feet tall, instead of the 20-feet limit stated in the original 1985 plan developed when the City annexed the area.

Even with approval of the changes for the proposed site, Brentwood Development still needs to go through the rezoning process before it can build the shopping center, which also includes a gas station and two smaller retail buildings.

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