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Family Dollar proposed for Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 December 2014 at 12:00 am

C.L. Helt, Architect, Inc. in Charlotte, NC – Here is a rendering for the proposed new Family Dollar in Medina.

MEDINA – The Village of Medina Planning Board accepted a site plan for a new Family Dollar store as complete, with the project to face scrutiny from the Orleans County Planning Board before getting a final vote by the village planners.

The Durban Group, which is based in North Carolina, met with the Village Planning Board on Tuesday for the new building.

The company wants the project at 11300 Maple Ridge Rd., almost across the street from Tim Hortons. That company originally wanted to build there but the state Department of Transportation said Tim Hortons needed to put a turning lane on the state road.

Tim Hortons opted instead to build on the north side of the road. The Family Dollar won’t need a turning lane because it has much less traffic volume without a drive-through.

Planning Board Chairman Chris Busch said the Family Dollar complies with the village design standards.

“It’s not your standard pole-barn dollar store,” he said.

The project will likely be on the County Planning Board agenda for 7 p.m. on Dec. 18.