Gordon Food Service eyes Highland location

2013-09-25T19:37:00Z 2013-09-25T22:23:07Z Gordon Food Service eyes Highland locationCharles F. Haber Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 25, 2013 7:37 pm  • 

HIGHLAND |Gordon Food Service is coming to Highland.

On a recommendation from the Plan Commission, the Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a revision to an existing business planned unit development at the site, which sits at 10420 Indianapolis Blvd. just south of Wicker U-Lock.

The PUD allows the town to have more control over various developments, including signage and landscaping, said Building Commissioner Ken Mika.

GFS, which also has a store in Merrillville, plans to begin building within weeks, said attorney Greg Bouwer, who represents the firm.

Prior to the vote, Councilman Mark Herak, I-2nd, told Bouwer that right turns only for ingress/egress probably will not be changed if the firm should request it in the future.

"So you should go in with your eyes open" to this, Herak said.

In response, Bouwer said GFS is thrilled with the location and is looking forward to working with the town.

"We are committed to right in, right out," he said.

The new GFS will sit in a 16,068-square-foot building, Mika said, adding that it will be the anchor of three new buildings planned for the development.

With GFS inhabiting the first building, a second building will be 7,524 square feet. Both will sit on Indianapolis near the northwest corner of Indianapolis and Main Street.

The third building, which will sit on Main, will be 5,658 square feet and be designed for multiple tenants, Mika noted.

Both Herak and Council Vice President Bernie Zemen, D-1st, said they were pleased to have GFS in town.

"Welcome and thanks for building in Highland," Zemen said.

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