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Proposed Island grocery store delayed by permit

Posted: 8:58 PM, May 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-14 21:58:03-04

It’s been almost a year and a half since we first told you about a grocery store moving out to the Island but if you look out there today, there’s no store. 

The City requires the developers — Mohsin and Lori Rasheed — to get a permit called a "Fill permit" which deals with the elevation of the land where Rasheed wants to build.

Right now, the City says the elevation of that property — which is located along Park Road 22, just past Whitecap — is too low and needs to bring up about four to six more feet. 

The City’s Development Services Department tells us they met with the developers last week and the staff is working with them.

We spoke with Mrs. Rasheed Today (Monday) who confirms they’re working with the City to get the Fill permit but refused any further comment. 

As for a time frame, the City says once the Rasheeds confirm the elevation of the land is where it needs to be, they’ll issue that permit. 

You may recall the Rasheeds were also building a hotel further down Park Road 22. Mrs. Rasheed says they were relying on tourism from Schlitterbahn but have decided to put that hotel project on hold due to the recent Schlitterbahn issues.