GREENFIELD — It appears Greenfield is in line to get a popular retailer.
City officials declined to comment on the coming development, citing confidentiality agreements, but a public document posted to the city’s website in preparation for Tuesday’s board of works meeting included T.J. Maxx in the file name, tipping off residents to the coming attraction.
Developer John Zubak of SR 9 Development LP, who is overseeing the project, filed preliminary paperwork with the city planning department to secure needed permits for the new development in Brandywine Plaza.
The plaza, between McClarnon and Green Meadows drives, houses Kroger, Bath & Body Works and Great Clips.
The Greenfield Board of Works and Public Safety on Tuesday OK’d an amendment to agreements the city has with SR 9 Development for Brandywine Plaza.
Retta Livengood, president of the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, said she always tries to keep her ear to the ground about new businesses scouting for a location in Hancock County.
She’d heard rumors of T.J. Maxx coming to Greenfield and said she expects the retailer will be well-received.
“I think people have long asked for more shopping choices, and so although I think we have wonderful retailers here now, I think choice is good,” she said. “It will bring an opportunity. The success of so many of our businesses just lends credence that it is a great community to locate a business in.”
Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell said any new business is good for the city.
“There’s new development that’s coming, and we’re excited about that,” he said. “And we think a lot of residents will be excited about it.”
He expects a public announcement with more details to come soon.
The news comes shortly after officials announced that plans for a Kohl’s in Greenfield were off the table after the retailer backed out of an agreement.
T.J. Maxx offers brand-name clothing and home goods at 20 to 60 percent below department store prices, according to its website.
The company has more than 1,000 stores nationwide and recently launched an e-commerce platform for customers to shop online.
Currently, the closest T.J. Maxx stores to Greenfield are on East 82nd Street in Castleton and in Noblesville.
Officials with the T.J. Maxx corporate office could not be reached for comment Tuesday.