Plans for Richfield Menards to expand into a new, two-story superstore will likely see approval Tuesday night from Richfield City Council. Members will vote on whether to grant a conditional use permit to build on the store's current site—the former home of Jun Bo Chinese Restaurant.
New businesses and buildings on sites of two acres and larger are required to have a mix of uses, Richfield City Planner Melissa Poehlman said. While Menards' plans don't meet this requirement, they could also slip through a loophole—developers plan to expand an existing building—that allows council members to approve a permit under these conditions.
Also Tuesday, council members will consider changing some city rules to allow a daycare center to open in the Hub Shopping Center. Annual renewal of liquor licenses are also up for approval, as well as several other rezoning requests.
The council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center.