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City council OKs plan for Miller Hill area

WHAT HAPPENED: The council voted unanimously to approve a development plan that could reshape the area from Kohl's and the Miller Hill Mall to Central High School.

WHAT HAPPENED: The council voted unanimously to approve a development plan that could reshape the area from Kohl's and the Miller Hill Mall to Central High School.

WHAT IT MEANS: The plan calls for multi-use "Suburban Town Centers" that would include pedestrian-friendly development featuring street-level businesses with office spaces and condos sitting atop them. A consulting firm hired by the city planning department recommended targeting tenants such as casual-dining restaurants Chipotle and Panera Bread and retail shops such as Trader Joe's. However, work to attract those types of businesses has not yet begun.

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