Finally some action on ‘old Kroger’ property usage

While no entity or company has been officially named, the “old Kroger” property currently is under contract.

Budd Cullom of CHM Development LLC confirmed that news Tuesday, Nov. 5, following the monthly Town of Farragut Staff/Developer meeting in Town Hall, at which he and John Anderson of SITE Inc. discussed a preliminary plat and site plan for changes to a portion of the former Kroger parking lot.

Mark Shipley, Town Community Development director, confirmed Friday, Nov. 8, the project currently being discussed is “mostly the construction of a small area of parking along Brooklawn,” which runs between the “old” and “new” Kroger properties.

The former Kroger site has sat nearly vacant for some time, and currently only has one operating business located there.

“They would be adding permeable pavers across from the ‘new’ Kroger and platting part of the right way,” Shipley explained about the plans during the meeting.

“They will be changing up the easements to aid in future development.”

Following the meeting, Cullom said the changes are being planned with the hopes to “optimize the redevelopment of the old Kroger property,” and “to clean up some things.”

Cullom said there was no specific concept plan he could share at this time regarding the property itself.

According to its web site, CHM Development LLC, with offices in Knoxville and Nashville, has developed many regional shopping centers, including Northshore Town Center, Publix Supermarket at Northshore, University Commons and Papermill Plaza, all in the Knoxville area.