Franklin/Nicollet development OK’d

The new housing/retail plan at Franklin & Nicollet avenues in Whittier cleared two big hurdles when the City Council unanimously approved the plan Aug. 20.

Bear Creek Capital received permission to build the four-story building at 5 E. Franklin Ave. The project will include a 24-hour CVS Pharmacy, two other retail spaces with their own entrances and 54 condominium units.

The SuperAmerica store currently on the site will be demolished.

The Whittier Alliance and Stevens Square Community Organization support the project but oppose the CVS plan to remain open 24 hours a day. Stevens Square sits just across Franklin from the project.

The development will also have 60 underground parking spaces for tenants, plus 48 surface-lot spaces in back for retail customers.

Franklin/Nicollet development OK’d

The new housing/retail plan at Franklin & Nicollet avenues in Whittier cleared two big hurdles when the City Council unanimously approved the plan Aug. 20.

Bear Creek Capital received permission to build the four-story building at 5 E. Franklin Ave. The project will include a 24-hour CVS Pharmacy, two other retail spaces with their own entrances and 54 condominium units.

The SuperAmerica store currently on the site will be demolished.

The Whittier Alliance and Stevens Square Community Organization support the project but oppose the CVS plan to remain open 24 hours a day. Stevens Square sits just across Franklin from the project.

The development will also have 60 underground parking spaces for tenants, plus 48 surface-lot spaces in back for retail customers.