According to the website OurUptown, the new Rainbow will:
- Have three floors; the first floor will include 10,000 square feet of retail space. 250 parking spots (total) will be spread out between the first and second floor. The third floor will feature an 80,000 square feet grocery store.
- Shoppers will access the grocery store through stairs, elevators, and escalators.
- The maximum height is currently expected to be 48 feet; no zoning variance is necessary.
- The store will be closed (for obvious reasons) for most of 2010, and possibly into early 2011.
There will be undoubtedly be far more to say on this topic as more facts are released. In the meantime, this is an exciting project, and has the possibility to really help fill in the gap between Lyn-Lake to the east and the core of commercial Uptown to the west. It sounds like Rainbow is interested in a design appropriate to the area. I also hope that they consider the potentials of the Greenway when building this new store; if done right this could better link the Greenway to Lake/Lagoon, and help better connect CARAG and the Wedge.