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Planning board approves recommendations for large retail project


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Planning and Zoning commissioners unanimously approved Monday revised staff recommendations for a 20-acre parcel at the southwest corner of State Road 50 and Mariner Boulevard.

The applicant, Hardy Huntley Properties Inc., requested to establish a master plan on the subject site that would accommodate 160,000 square feet for the “Large Retail” development and 40,000 square feet for outparcels: a reduction of 50,000 square feet from the previous approval.

“This would be a commercial shopping business,” said Peter Creighton of Hardy Huntley Properties Inc. “There’d be multiple retailers on the site.”

Planning and Zoning commissioner Robert Widmar made the motion to approve the measure with conditions, including:

A Cross Access Agreement to the east between the commercial outparcels and the commercial center shall be provided.

A minimum 20-foot landscape buffer shall be provided along State Road 50.

A solid, six-foot fence or solid wall shall be required within the 5-foot buffer to the south adjacent to a nearby residential area.

The front, 75-foot building setbacks by State Road 50 does not include a canopy for fueling islands.

Developers shall conduct and submit a parking study prior to development.

There shall be no hours of operation restrictions for outparcels. The county requires for large retail development facilities that operate 24 hours a day, manned parking lot security is required between the hours of 10 p.m. and sunrise.

County commissioners will now review the proposal at a future meeting for final approval.

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