Plans for an Aldi grocery store off U.S. 41 in Estero up for a vote


Plans for an Aldi grocery store in Estero are again going before Estero for approval.

The discount grocery chain plans to build a future Aldi on U.S. 41, just north of the Estero Walmart Supercenter at Estero Parkway. Documents submitted to the village show a 22,000-square-foot store on 3.75 acres.

Aldi needs an OK from the village’s Design Review Board before any vertical construction can begin on the site.

The board members are expected to review the Aldi project at a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Meetings are held at the Estero Village Hall, 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle.

Estero’s Design Review Board examines the architecture and landscaping of future developments and determines whether projects follow village rules.

Aldi has made presentations in Estero before. The Design Review Board last discussed the project in November 2017.

There are more than 1,600 Aldi-operated stores in 35 states, according to Aldi’s website.

Aldi operates in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. The second Aldi store in Collier County opened in August in east Naples.

Hotel, Autozone store also proposed

At the same meeting, the Design Review Board will conduct a public hearing on a hotel and an information session on a proposed AutoZone store, which sells auto parts.

The five-story, 120-unit Staybridge Suites hotel is planned on two acres near the southwest corner of Coconut Road and U.S. 41.

The 7,400-square-foot AutoZone store is planned on Corkscrew Road, just west of Culvers.


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