Wegmans’ developer asks for more time in project to answer concerns

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The developer involved of the proposed building of a Wegmans grocery store, has asked the city to delay the vote on the project.

Frontier Development has asked Newport News City Council to delay their vote until June 14.

Tim Trant, Frontier’s attorney, sent a letter to the city attorney asking for the delay to continue working on council’s concerns about the grocery store.

The following is an excerpt from the letter.

“The applicant received various comments from City Council at its work session on April 26, 2016. The applicant continues to work diligently to respond to these comments and requires additional time to prepare the application for consideration by City Council.

Accordingly, we request that the City Council Public Hearing on this case be deferred until the June 14th meeting of City Council.”

You can read the full letter here.

The vote was originally supposed to take place during a public hearing on Tuesday. Council will discuss the delay at the meeting and usually accepts such requests.

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