The El Dorado County Planning Commission has given its go-ahead for construction of a 25,000-square-foot Ross Dress for Less store just west of downtown Placerville.
The plan calls for owner/landlord Weingarten Realty Investors to tear down 9,500 square feet of building space and to build the new Ross store in the Prospectors Plaza retail complex at Highway 50 and Missouri Flat Road.
Demolition work at the site is scheduled to begin next month, with a goal of opening the new store mid-year 2014.
The Ross store is expected to employ more than 25.
Pleasanton-based Ross Stores Inc. bills itself as one of the nation's top discount-price clothing retailers, with more than 1,000 stores.
Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.