Two businesses eyeing new commercial complex in Tuscaloosa

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A new specialty grocery store and a restaurant could be putting down roots in Tuscaloosa, but they’ll first need the city to take a closer look at zoning.

However, some citizens aren’t on board.

CBS42 is told Texas Roadhouse and ALDI are eyeing the new Lofts at City Center residential and commercial complex.

But the developers have now withdrawn their variance requests for that property.

Some Tuscaloosa locals have expressed concern that allowing the variances could weaken the zoning code for future developments.

City officials say only one business in the tornado recovery area has gone through the entire process without requesting a variance.

The current codes are part of the Tuscaloosa Forward plan and have been in effect since 2012.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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