Local leaders will meet tonight to discuss a couple of final details about the grocery store planned for the North Shore.

The North Shore Design Review Committee will discuss the north- and west-facing building facades.

All other items that were discussed in previous meetings have been approved, except for these two items,”Gary Hilbert, with the city of Chattanooga’s land development office and who oversees the design review committee, said via email.

The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1-A of the Development Resource Center, located at 1250 Market St.


There has been some opposition to the plans for the store, which is expected to be Publix.

Some community memberssaid the roughly 46,000-square-foot, single-story store would be better as a multilevel, mixed-use design.

But the committee recently voted to move forward with the project.

Last week, JoeMinicozzi,principal of Urban3 LLC, a consulting company of the real estate developerPublic Interest Projects, came to town to discuss smart downtown growth, and he said the plan for Publix is an “underinvestment” in the community.