County planners support plan for new Family Dollar in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 December 2014 at 12:00 am

C.L. Helt, Architect, Inc. in Charlotte, NC – The proposed new Family Dollar in Medina would be on Maple Ridge Road across from Tim Hortons in Medina.

MEDINA – A proposal for a new Family Dollar store on Maple Ridge Road has the support of the Orleans County Planning Board, although the board expressed some concern about traffic congestion in that area of the proposed store.

Planners met on Thursday and recommended the Village of Medina Planning Board approve the site plan for the 8,320 square foot structure. Family Dollar wants to move out of the Tops Plaza about ½ mile away to the next site across from Tim Hortons.

Planners suggested the driveway for the store line up with the driveway for Tim Hortons or to maximize the space between them. The Village Planning Board and state Department of Transportation will have a say in that issue.

The Durban Group, which is based in North Carolina, is proposing the new building at 11300 Maple Ridge Rd. The company anticipates construction from April to September 2014.

It is requesting 28 parking spaces, which is 14 less than the village code for a 8,320 square foot building. The County Planning Board supported the variance request.

The project includes a pylon sign and connection into the village’s sewer system.

In other action, the Planning Board:

Supported a proposal for a gift shop at 10446 Ridge Rd., about ½ mile east of the Jeddo hamlet in the Town of Ridgeway.

Terry and David Ronson want to open Plum Creek Gift Shop in the General Business District. The site also is used for Ronsons Auction Center.

Recommended the Town of Clarendon approve a special use permit for Nathaniel Lorenz to have roll-off containers at the corner of Mansfield and Hindsburg roads.

Planners say the neighborhood at 15663 Mansfield Rd. is remote, with the nearest house about 700 feet to the west. Lorenz plans to call the business, ARG Roll Off Containers. He will store the containers at the site and rent them out.

Supported Kim Rowe’s proposal to expand the parking lot at the Cobble-Ridge Co-Op, 14462 Ridge Rd.

Rowe wants to add a 100-foot wide by 66-foot deep parking to the northeast of the building. That parking area will serve a flea market, garage sale and farmers market that operate on a seasonal basis from April 1 to Oct. 31.