Lowe’s requesting more time to build Poway store

By Steve Dreyer

The Lowe’s home improvement chain still wants to build a store in Poway but is requesting more time to do so.

Drawing of the proposed Lowe's store on Poway Road.

Meeting Tuesday night, the Poway City Council will consider the company’s request to extend by two years the amount of time available to build a store on the 11 acres it owns along the north side of Poway Road. The site currently has buildings vacated by Toyota of Poway and a former Chevrolet dealership. Those buildings are to be torn down as part of the site preparation process.

The company hopes to break ground on the new store in February or March of next year, according to Bob Manis, the city’s director of development services.

The City Council approved the project on Sept. 6, 2011. That approval expires on Sept. 6 unless the two-year extension required is approved. Typically, such requests are routinely approved.

Lowe’s proposes to build a 121,000-square-foot store, a 31,658-square-foot garden center and a 4,500-square-foot separate business pad on the property. Manis on Tuesday said the final store “footprint” may be a bit smaller, perhaps by 10,000 square feet. While plans now show one additional stand-alone retail building pad with a drive-through feature, Lowe’s is pondering the idea of adding a second pad.

The company’s request for a time extension is the subject of a public hearing that will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, 13325 Civic Center Drive. Agenda materials are available at www.poway.org.

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13 Comments for “Lowe’s requesting more time to build Poway store”

  1. Gordon Wagner

    Was that where the Red Bird Tavern once stood? How about renovating the former Toyota space to native vegetation and rebuilding the Red Bird?

  2. Woody

    Gordon, the key here is more tax money for the city. I don't think the rebuilding Red Bird would fit the bill. No pun intended.

  3. Ton 80

    The Red Bird! That's a name name that hasn't been spoken in awhile. But, I think the Red Birds was more east where Hyundai is now.

  4. Joe St. Lucas

    I thought the Red Bird was where the Mitsubishi dealer is now.
    Best dive bar in Poway!

  5. Tom Yarnall

    Remember Whiskey Creek? It was somewhere around there. Maybe a little more south.
    You could eat, dance and dive at that joint, with live country music on weekends.

  6. D & D

    Who remembers the Mine Company? Lots of fun.

  7. Red Dragon

    Red bird was fantastic, loved that dive bar, best in Poway!
    D&D, was the mine co across from Perry Ford?

  8. Tom Yarnall

    Whiskey Creek was at 14260. Red Bird at 13950

  9. Joe St. Lucas

    I truly think that this whole thread is funny. The story is about lowes, and the comments are all about bars!!!

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