Aldi grocery store approved north of Costco in Ridgeland

Aldi grocery store approved north of Costco in Ridgeland


The discount grocery chain Aldi is one step closer to coming to Ridgeland next to Costco after city officials approved the site plans this week with stipulations like bricks.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee said the city is “excited” to welcome the grocery chain to Ridgeland off of Highland Colony Parkway just north of the Costco.

“We think it will be a great addition to our city and sales tax base and will contribute to keeping Ridgeland economically strong,” McGee said.

Public Works Director Alan Hart presented the project at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. He noted that the Architectural Review Board recommended the project for approval with some stipulations.

After a review of the project and the architectural approval, Alderman-at-Large D.I. Smith motioned that the item be approved with the following stipulations:

• The brick on the building matches the brick on the Costco building.

• The Rock facade matches the facade at Costco.

• That the standards match the rest of the Renaissance Phase III development.

• That there be no wood framing.

• That the developer complete the sidewalk from this portion of the development to the sidewalk in front of the  Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux.

• That undeveloped portions of this phase be graded and maintained as a manicured lawn.

• A CCTV system be installed overlooking the parking lot that feeds into the Ridgeland police Department’s dispatch room.

• A traffic study be performed before any future development commences at this location.

The vote was unanimous.

Aldi with German roots has stores in about 18 countries. They offer savings on exclusive brands and encourage customers to bring their own bags. Aldi acquired Winn-Dixie in 2004.

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