City of Wheaton officials on July 18 debated Aldi’s plans to install a larger monument sign in front of its store as part of an expansion project.
Aldi proposes to build a 3,300-square-foot addition on the east side of the store at 20 W. Loop Road that would allow the store to sell more retail products to meet consumer demand. The store was built in 1991, and the addition’s exterior would match the materials and colors of the building, Wheaton engineering director Paul Redman said.
As part of the project, Aldi wants to build a larger monument sign to improve the visibility of the sign from Naperville Road. The current sign is 30 square feet in size and 7 feet in height, and Aldi wants to build a sign that is 76 square feet in size and 12.75 feet in height.