MARTINSBURG, W.VA. --A Food Lion grocery store proposed near the Interstate 81 exit for Marlowe/Falling Waters in northern Berkeley County could be open by next year, the project's developer said Monday.
A 35,000-square-foot grocery store is part of Riverside Marketplace, a 20.33-acre retail development on the east side of U.S. 11 near exit 23 off Interstate 81. The project proposed by Robert Rotz of Riverside Marketplace LLC also includes a 29,400-square-foot retail facility, a 3,684-square-foot bank, an 80-room hotel and two outparcels.
The Berkeley County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday evening to advance the retail center project to the county's preliminary plan review stage.
A hearing held Monday by the Planning Commission attracted no public comments, but one planning commissioner voiced concerns about traffic management.