Various development plans recommended for approal
A number of development projects received support last week from the Grove City Planning Commission.
In its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the commission voted to recommend that City Council approve a pair of development plans.
The first is a proposal to construct a new Texas Roadhouse restaurant at 1879 Stringtown Road, on approximately 2.67 acres of land west of Parkway Centre Drive, owned by Bob Evans.
According to a city staff report, the development calls for a 7,182 square feet building, with a dining area of 4,653 square feet. Its parking lot would have 189 parking spaces. The site will be accessed by a new curb cut on Parkway Centre Drive and an additional entrance off the shared entrance drive that also leads to the nearby Bob Evans and Drury Inn.
The plan submitted by the developers leaves an additional 5,500 square feet for future retail space, but at this time, no plans for that portion of the lot have been submitted. Any plans for that leftover space will require the submission of another development plan for city approval.
The Planning Commission's recommendation for approval comes with two stipulations recommended by city staff: that existing landscaping and fencing be preserved along Parkway Centre Drive and that caliper trees be installed every 35 feet of lineal frontage within the parking setback along Parkway Centre.
The second development plan considered by the commission proposes the construction of a 1,920 square foot office building and 6,000 square foot warehouse building by Turner Transportation on Seeds Road, just west of the FedEx facility.
A city staff report from the development department notes the warehouse space will be used for the service and loading of trucks.
"Submitted materials state that no trucks will be parked on the site overnight," according to the report.
Both items are tentatively scheduled to be heard and voted on by Grove City Council Tuesday, Sept. 17.
The Planning Commission also voted to recommend special use permits be granted to two different pet businesses.
Grove City Dog Grooming proposes to occupy a portion of a multi-tenant building at 4157 Kelnor Drive. The dog grooming business seeks to operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
Pet Supplies Plus is looking to operate at 2430 Stringtown Road and sell a variety of animals, including tropical fish, small animals, birds, and reptiles as well as offer grooming services and supplies. Its proposed hours of operation 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Both special use permits require two readings by City Council with a vote scheduled tentatively for Oct. 1.