WEST CARTHAGE Plans are continuing to bring a new business to a main thoroughfare in the village.
With no one from the public speaking during the Wednesday hearing at the village Planning Board meeting, board members accepted with certain conditions the preliminary plan for a discount retail store.
Developer Michael E. Lundy, CEO of Lundy Development Corp., has proposed a 9,000-square-foot building to lease to a national company on the property adjacent to Paul L. Vaniers chiropractic office, 19 N. Broad St.
During Wednesdays meeting, Mr. Lundy and the board agreed there should be 47 parking spaces for the store.
The developer said the prototype sent out by the yet-to-be-named interested company said 45 spaces were required, but the board questioned spaces needed for employees.
Planning Board Chairman Ronald J. Blinebry asked if a storm water pollution protection plan had been completed as required by the Jefferson County Planning Board review of the project.
Mr. Lundy said the plan, which is being done in conjunction with two other nearby developments his company has in the works, has been started. The Clermont property across the road is being prepared for demolition and should be ready for development by next spring.
Mr. Lundy said at a previous meeting that a bank was interested in that location near the rear of Aubuchon Hardware.
The corner property, owned by Mr. Lundy, has been suggested as a new location for Gillees NAPA Auto Parts.
For final approval to be given on the site plans on the million-dollar retail store, a signage packet is required.
Mr. Lundy said the interested company has researched the village code concerning signs and picked signs that will conform.
Mr. Blinebry said that for final approval, signs and the companys name would be required.
A retail business over there is always a good thing, Mr. Blinebry said. The siting, the size, everything coincides with the existing arterial district. We want to do anything we can to help bring business to the community.
The board also requested a letter fromRobert and Ronald Johnson, owners of the neighboring 70 acres of undeveloped property, stating that a retention pond and road would be allowed on their property for the project.
Mr. Lundy is looking to develop that parcel into commercial property on the road frontage, with housing units behind.
We have our applications in place, the design work is finished and we are awaiting the tenants final approval, Mr. Lundy said of the retail stores development.
He added his company is moving ahead on the Johnson property development with the completion of a traffic study and continuing environmental studies.
Within 30 days, we should have a handle on the approval process, Mr. Lundy said. Along with the Planning Board, we are making sure we dot all the Is and cross all the Ts. It takes time to do it all correctly.