Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess is recommending that council approve an amendment to Smith’s/Kroger’s ground lease agreement on the Trinity Site. The amendment allows Smith’s two additional 30-day extensions of the feasibility period.
The county staff report notes that since signing the lease agreement “Kroger has been working diligently on feasibility period tasks. The company submitted and received approval of a site plan. They have a complete building permit submitted. And they have been working with the State of New Mexico Department of Transportation to obtain required road access permits for access onto Trinity Drive.”
"It is this last task — working with NMDOT — that has created some delay in the completion of Kroger’s feasibility period tasks. Given the progress on other feasibility period items and their progress to date with the state, staff is recommending that the lease be modified to allow Kroger up to two additional 30-day extensions to the feasibility period so that they can complete their prerequisite items."