Holtville to Host Ground Breaking Ceremony for Family Dollar Store

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Holtville logo(Holtville, CA) The City of Holtville will host a ground breaking ceremony at 7:30 am on Tuesday August 27, 2013 for the Family Dollar Store project. The Holtville Family Dollar Store will be located at 308 W. Fifth Street, which is located at the southwest corner of Fifth Street and Cedar Avenue. The project includes the construction of a new 8,344 square foot building.

Construction activities will run through November. Development costs are estimated to exceed $2 million.

“The City of Holtville is excited to see this project move forward. The project represents a significant investment in Holtville’s historic downtown. The project will result in the creation of ten (10) to fifteen (15) new jobs and will expand the City’s property tax and sales tax bases.” noted Mayor Michael Goodsell.

“The project will augment the range of retail goods presently available in Holtville. This business reduces the need for consumers to leave the City to purchase household items and food products”, noted City Manager Alex Meyerhoff.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 300 company, was founded in 1959 and is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.

The company has 7,600 Stores in 45 States and presently employs 50,000 Team Members. On July 10, 2013, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) reported that for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended June 1, 2013, net sales increased 9.0% to $2.57 billion.

The contractor is Bergman Development. The project manager for Bergman is Dave Marlow. The Construction Superintendent is Doug Ballard. Subcontractors include Golden Valley who is responsible for demolition, grading and other earthwork, concrete, and landscaping. Blackman Plumbing will serve as the plumbing contractor, Central Air will be responsible for HVAC contracts, and Kinetic will serve as electrical contractor.

The design team included Vasanthi Okuma and Kristi Kandel as the project managers for Boos Development. Greenberg Farrow was the civil engineer and landscape architect. MCG served as the architect. Salem Engineering was the geotechnical and environmental engineer.

For more information, please call Alex Meyerhoff, AICP City Manager at 760-356-2912.