CUYAHOGA FALLS: Falls Council will vote Monday on building plans for the Cinemark and Giant Eagle that will anchor Portage Crossing.
Council members heard details of the plans from Falls Planning Director Fred Guerra during the July 1 meeting.
The grocery store will be just over 92,600 square feet and will anchor the south side of the retail complex.
The theater will anchor the north side, and cover more than 34,500 square feet.
On June 3, Council approved plans for the buildings that will face Portage Trail.
Sale of the former State Road Shopping Center land is expected to close within a few weeks.
Redeveloping the corner of State Road and Portage Trail has been in the works since the city bought the aging State Road Shopping Center for $10 million in 2008.
Stark Enterprises, developer of several area retail centers including The Strip in Jackson Township and Crocker Park in Westlake, has been under contract with the city to purchase and develop the land since 2010.
Now it looks like the promised fall start of the project will become a reality.
"We still expect to break ground in August," Steve Rubin, Stark Enterprises Chief Operating Officer, said.
Portage Crossing is expected to open in the fall of 2014.