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East Spencer aldermen ponder Aldi's request for warehouse expansion

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EAST SPENCER — The board of aldermen will hold a public hearing and consider a request Monday from grocery chain Aldi to expand its distribution warehouse by 137,450 square feet.

If the board approves a conditional use permit for the expansion, it would increase the size of Aldi’s operation by nearly a third.

Aldi proposes to add 3,000 square feet of office space, 62,100 square feet of freezer space and 72,350 square feet of dry warehouse space to its facility at 1845 Old Union Church Road.

Documents filed with the city don’t specify the value of the proposed additions, but say the current warehouse is valued at $26.7 million.

Aldi owns 263 acres at the site and would also add 42 parking spaces with the new warehouse space.

A.M. King Construction of Charlotte has been contracted to build the additions.

In other business, alderman will:

* Conduct a second public hearing on a proposed $296,600 Community Development Block Grant application to help the town revitalize the area around the Dunbar Center.

* Consider entering into an agreement with NFINITY Consulting Group to provide homeowner education, financial analysis and application assistance to potential homebuyers at a cost of about $15,000, with half that amount sought from community businesses and other agencies.

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