Construction of a new retail shopping center is slated to begin this year along S. Gilmore Road in front of the Meijer store. In October 2013, Fairfield City Council approved a modification to the P.U.D. zoning that will allow Brandicorp Development to proceed with Phase I of The Shoppes of Fairfield.
Situated on 2.6 acres of land, Phase I of The Shoppes of Fairfield includes a 10,600 square foot retail center anchored by a new Panera restaurant that will feature a drive-thru window. This is a new concept Panera is introducing and will be one of the first prototypes in the region. Other tenants have not been announced to date. Phase II is still in the planning stage and will require City Council approval.