Marysville Developer David Cook says an ongoing relationship with the Meijer chain has already produced one current commitment from a retail anchor for the city's first mixed-use development project.

Marysville Developer David Cook says an ongoing relationship with the Meijer chain has already produced one current commitment from a retail anchor for the city's first mixed-use development project.

"The Meijer company is the only client that we have committed to our site at this time," Cook said. "While we have had other inquiries over the last year or so, they have not committed at this time. I would think they want to see how the development is designed before committing. We have been working with the Meijer's store people for around two years."

After a four-month journey through the planning commission approval process, the city's first true mixed use development proposal is now in the hands of city council. Planning commission members held 10 meetings, averaging three hours each, to review the preliminary development plan.

City council has given the preliminary development plan its first reading. It will return to the council agenda on Aug. 28 for a second reading and public hearing. A third reading and additional public hearing will take place on Sept. 25.

If approved, Cooks Pointe will be the city's first mixed-use development, with a combination of uses ranging from big-box retail to office, commercial and residential.

Cook wants to develop the 165-acre site north of the U.S. 33 limited-access right of way between state Route 4 and state Route 31. Of the 165 acres, 17.78 acres will be dedicated for right of way, leaving 137.78 acres that could be developed.

The preliminary development plan calls for the creation of nine specific subareas ranging in size from 4.54 acres to 29.96 acres.

Cook said until users are identified it will be difficult to establish precise square footage for the various buildings planned for the site.

"Until we have users it is difficult to put building square footages on the development," he said. "At this point, we are mainly dealing with acreage amounts."

Cook said that since the development is a PUD there will be varying uses from subarea to subarea.

"I can tell you most of the development is commercial," he said. "In general, the southern part of the development is mainly office uses while the northern area is planned for multi-family condominium use."