Milton Marketplace is a step closer to expanding after winning zoning approval to build a second floor addition to the popular shopping complex in East Milton Square, but the project is still probably about a year in the future.
The Board of Appeals voted in June to allow the 7,500-square-foot addition. About 3,400 square feet of the space would be used for new retail shops; about 4,100 square feet would accommodate more storage and food preparation space for the Fruit Center.
Officials said the project still needs approval from the Building Department, and marketplace spokesman Michael Dwyer said there also are outstanding issues with the Planning Board. “Everything is moving forward, but the project is probably about a year away,” Dwyer said.
The Milton Marketplace has been in its current location since the early 1980s and houses the Fruit Center specialty grocery, which has a branch in Hingham. The building also contains a CVS, a restaurant, and several small shops, including a toy store, gift shop, children’s clothing outlet and framing shop.Johanna Seltz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.