The city has been speaking with Aldi for several years about locating one of its stores in Troy, said Tim Davis, city development director.
“In discussing our retail recruitment strategy, the mayor and city staff have identified several businesses that we feel would complement the city of Troy, and Aldi was one of those businesses,” Davis said. “In addition, I am always approached by residents who ask about certain businesses, and Aldi was a reoccurring name that I kept hearing as well.”
The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 31, to hear a request by the business for a variance to the city’s rear-yard setback requirement for the building. A 25-foot setback is normally required, and a 16-foot variance is being sought, according to a required legal notice for the BZA hearing.
The application states the variance is needed because of the shape of the selected lot and the inability to provide all space required.
Troy City Council also will be asked to approve easements for the property.
Aldi representatives said when they look for a store location, they consider that they share customers with larger retail chains, Davis said. “This location will place them in an area to capture those customers and be able to take advantage of high traffic volumes and easy interstate access,” he said.
Meijer has a store to the west along Ohio 41, while Kroger is located further south near the Ohio 55 exit with Interstate 75 in Troy.
Aldi already has a Miami County location on Piqua’s east side.