Improvements To Land May Help Lure COSTCO To Fort Wayne

By Maureen Mespell

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- A Fort Wayne City Council member is hailing the possible arrival of a new super-store on an empty piece of land near I-69 in north Fort Wayne.

Membership-based COSTCO has filed an application with the city plan commission to build a store at the intersection of Interstate 69 and Lima Road where the old Seyfert's Potato Chip plant was located.

Kelley Chevrolet is also planning to move to the same land.

Fort Wayne City Council 3rd District Tom Didier (R) believes a flood mitigation project near the site helped lure the prized retailer. " We're not going to have those problems in the future now, so by doing that and I think it's going to help, this is going to be huge for the city, having Costco come to Fort Wayne.

The Plan Commission is supposed to consider the COSTCO application at its September 10th meeting.

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