Site plans have been approved for the first phase of Main Street Oak Ridgeâ€”the project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mallâ€”and construction drawings have been approved for most buildings in Phase I, a city official said Thursday.
The city staff is ready to issue demolition permits, and the staff has a utility disconnect “game plan,” said Kathryn Baldwin, director of Oak Ridge Community Development.
“We’re very much ready,” Baldwin said at a Thursday evening work session of the Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission will consider adding a lot to the subdivision plat for the roughly 60-acre site on Thursday. If approved, that change would create 11 interior lots. Officials said that requested change has to do with project financing and it’s a minor change from what was approved several months ago. [Read more…]