A city panel today approved plans to renovate the exterior of the former Dominick’s on Green Bay Road in Evanston to convert it to a Whole Foods Market.
The revised plan submitted today adds more trees and islands to the landscaping plan, as requested by city staff at a previous meeting of the Design and Project Review Committee.
The plans also call for converting the parking lot light poles to use LED fixtures and adding more lighting along the Green Bay Road frontage of the store.
Otherwise, visible exterior changes to the building will be minor, limited to painting the wall surfaces above the brick work and replacing the standing seam roof near the entrances.
A company representative said the store would be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and that for the most part deliveries would occur between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Delivery trucks would enter the alley behind the store from Jenks Street at the south end of the property and then pull past and back into a loading dock off the alley. After the delivery they would drive through the parking lot and exit onto Isabella Street to return to Green Bay Road.
No residents offered comments at the meeting, but the store is scheduled to be one topic on the agenda at a joint 6th and 7th Ward meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel Ave.
The new market is expected to open by the end of July.