Developer reveals proposal for former Kmart site in Jenison

A map shows the proposed plans for 200 Chicago Drive in Jenison. (Georgetown Charter Township)

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — New plans are surfacing for a busy corridor once home to a Kmart store in Jenison.

Chicago Diversified Foods wants to develop 200 Chicago Drive near I-196 into a restaurant, hotel/conference center, medical office building and space for Aldi, according to a Facebook post by Georgetown Township.

The developer owns the adjacent property where Taco Bell sits. The preliminary plans might include a Popeyes restaurant, but Georgetown Township officials caution this is just a conceptual plan.

The township tells 24 Hour News 8 the company toured the property two weeks ago and submitted their plans, however Chicago Diversified Foods has not yet purchased the property. The company has about 30 days to also meet zoning requirements for future development, according to the township.

The space is the same site the township bought for $3 million after Kmart closed. Georgetown Township sold the store lot and an adjacent property to a developer after residents voted down a plan to tear down the store and build a new library and senior center there. The developer planned to transform the site into a shopping center, but didn’t make the deadline, so the site was again put on sale in December 2016.