The City will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. to provide an update and solicit citizen feedback on the proposed Village Marketplace retail center at 1550 East 14th Street (the former downtown Albertsons store). The workshop will be held in the Sister Cities Gallery at City Hall located at 835 East 14th Street.
Preliminary design concepts for the Village Marketplace envision a high-quality, Mediterranean-style neighborhood retail center of roughly 28,000 square feet, anchored by a specialty grocery store. The City is working with developer Innisfree Ventures II on the project. Negotiations with tenants are still in progress, however, the developer has received letters of intent from grocer Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Chpiotle, AT&T, and Peet's Coffee & Tea. Representatives from Fresh & Easy will be attending this meeting. The design concepts include additional retail and restaurant spaces with outdoor dining, and a public plaza and gathering place with a fountain.