According to city officials, some exciting news lies ahead as the Portage Crossing development plan moves into its final stages.
Patch corresponded with Cuyahoga Falls Development Director Sue Truby via email on Wednesday, and here's what she had to say about the proposed 27-acre shopping and dining hub:
"(Stark Enterprises is) already engaged in the process of closing and things are
going well. One doesn't close on a project of this magnitude overnight.
There are some positive changes in the works that the developers are currently
working on but that are not yet finalized, and therefore, not able to be
When the developer is ready, we will discuss these changes at a future (Cuyahoga Falls City) Council meeting. I realize there is a lot of excitement to get this project going and we certainly share in that excitement. But all things being equal, the longer Portage Crossing is in the making, the better it becomes."
Ward 5 Councilwoman Diana Colavecchio indicated the changes could be announced as early as the next council meeting scheduled for Nov. 12.
As it stands, Portage Crossing is a one-phase, 400,000-square-foot project, which is expected to cost around $60 million.
Menards, Giant Eagle, Michael Symon’s B Spot, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Pet Supplies Plus have reportedly signed on, according to Robert Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises.
Plans call for construction to begin where the former State Road Shopping Center once stood at the corner of Portage Trail and State Road.