CUYAHOGA FALLS: City Council should see legislation relating to Portage Crossing “in the next several weeks,” according to Falls Development Director Sue Truby.
Truby said the Pizza Hut “non-relocation” hurt not only the developer’s plans but public improvements being made by the city.
There are also legal issues and an environmental “no further action” letter that need to be finalized before the sale of the land to Stark Enterprises is formalized, Truby said.
Truby said the retail side of the project is going well.
Under the city’s contract with Stark Enterprises, the sale of the property was supposed to close at the end of October.
When one of the owners of a parcel on the edge of the project, currently occupied by Pizza Hut, refused to sell, Stark was left scrambling to find another anchor tenant.
The extra parcel was needed to construct a Menards home improvement store.
Stark announced Cinemark as the new anchor.
Mayor Don Robart said during his State of the City Address that Menards still plans to locate in Cuyahoga Falls.