HOLTVILLE — The long-awaited Dollar General store planned for Holtville’s west side appears to be nearing its construction phase, it has been learned.
The store would be located on a parcel
formerly occupied by a mobile home park where State Route 115 enters the city.
Several mobile homes are still on an adjacent lot.
A change of building contractors and
compliance upgrades to conform with California Department of Transportation
standards to prevent flooding of the sidewalk perimeter put the project on the
For several years, the northern half of
the parcel of the Willowbend Mobile Home Park at Fifth Street and Palm Avenue
has been proposed for the store. In order to get the project to proceed,
ongoing discussions were held between Dollar General, contractor NNN
Development, the property owner and the city, explained City Manager Nick
NNN submitted a completed packet of
building plans and the corporate office of Dollar General approved the go ahead
in July 2019. In August, some building clarifications were agreed to and then,
in late September after additional comments from the city planner, the project
“The developer has now taken
possession of the property,” Wells informed the city council on March 9.
“NNN has moved materials for construction and they have begun arriving on
site. But their building permit is not fully complete. There’s still some
engineering issues to review. But we’re shooting for another two weeks and then
they can break ground.”