On Tuesday the Leon County Commission will consider moving forward with staff’s recommendation to amend the Fallschase Development Agreement. The amendment will remove a requirement to construct a national drug store in the Fallschase Village Center at the corner of Lagniappe Way and Mahan Drive (See site map below). The change is being requested by the developer and agreed to by the Buck Lake Alliance (BLA).
Also, a developer representing Chipotle Mexican Grill, recently approached the County and the BLA with interest in acquiring the corner parcel that was intended for the national drug store with a proposal to develop the parcel with an approximate 2,000 square foot restaurant. The site and development plan approval for a proposed restaurant on the property cannot transpire until the BLA Agreement is amended through Board action.
The amendment to the BLA Agreement will release the developer from constructing a drug store at the intersection of Lagniappe Way and Mahan Drive. Since the Agreement was adopted in 2005, several drug stores have opened in close vicinity, including those within the Fallschase Wal-Mart, Costco, and Publix in the nearby Mahan Village shopping center.
In addition, the Commercial Mixed-Use District of the Fallschase PUD, where the subject property is located, is intended to allow for a mix of land uses within the Fallschase Village Center. Restaurants and/or retail are both permissible land uses in this district.
The first of two public hearings to adopt the change will be held Tuesday.