By Adrian Skabelund | AZ Daily Sun
A proposal to redevelop the site of the former SCA Tissue facility with a new commercial area is a step closer to reality after it received the necessary use permit from the city’s planning and zoning commission last week.
The SCA facility has been empty since it closed in 2017.
New York-based company Reich Brothers plans to build several commercial lots on the property, including one to house the Kohl’s department store that is looking to move from its current location on Forest Meadows Street.
The new home for Kohl’s comes as its current property is set to be repurposed into a multifamily development. Site plans for that project were approved last year for a mixed-use project that would bring both commercial space and 756 beds in 317 apartments on just over 10 acres of land.
Lindsay Schube, who represented Reich Brothers to the commission, said the company had purchased the 12-acre section of property at 1600 E. Butler Ave. two years ago. Schube said the Reich Brothers company specializes in redevelopment projects such as this — turning an abandoned tissue plant into an expected 77,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.