Acme Construction Under Falls Planning Commission Microscope
The Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission will tour the Acme construction site Tuesday after learning the grocery chain had executed major design changes without notifying the city.
The Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission will take a look around the new Acme Fresh Market #10 to ensure the grocery chain is abiding by its construction plan that was submitted to and approved by commission members.
The tour was scheduled after Acme recently completed a major design change without notifying the city, reports the Falls News Press.
The change included installing rows of glass blocks in place of plate-glass windows and awnings that were going to face State Road.
According to Cuyahoga Falls Planning and Zoning Director Fred Guerra, Acme said the glass blocks were chosen for artistic reasons and are intended to complement a sculpture that will be hung on the east side of the building.
An Acme representative will guide the tour and is expected to speak at a planning commission meeting immediately following the walk-through.
Though commission members have aired discontent over the plan deviation, Guerra is more focused on "keeping (the project) on schedule and continuing the development."
Guerra said the tour starts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Acme #10, and is open to the public.
The commission meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. at the Natatorium.
Acme is in the process of building the 52,500-square-foot, $8 million grocery store and plans on opening a portion of it to meet the holiday demand.