ALDI grocery store plans get Monticello City Council approval

Discount grocery chain ALDI will break ground sometime next spring for a new 17,000-square foot store in Outlot B in the Monticello Business Center.
Monticello council members approved a development contract, final plat, site plan review, and conditional use permit for the new building project Monday. ALDI is a discount grocery chain that operates more than 1,200 stores in 32 states. There are currently 20 ALDIs in Minnesota, the company’s website states.
A map released with ALDI’s development application shows the new store’s location at the corner of School Boulevard and Cedar Street, across from Walmart. Outlot B totals 12.11 acres, but the property will divided into a new lot for the ALDI site with the remaining area being another outlot.
The resulting subdivision will be Lot 1 of the Monticello Business Center Seventh Addition and Outlot A, with ownership of Lot 1 going to ALDI, and Outlot A going to Ocello, LLC , the current property owner.
The proposed ALDI lot will make use of two existing access points to the existing Outlot B; one off of Cedar Street, and the other off of School Boulevard. Other proposed improvements associated with the grocery store include an 80-stall parking lot, the cross- access drives, connection to utilities to serve the building, stormwater management facilities, lighting, landscaping and signage.
The Monticello Planning Commission voted to approve the preliminary and final plat, and conditional use permits for cross access in conjunction with a public hearing on Oct 1, moving the item to council for approval.

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