Medina gives final approval for new Family Dollar

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The renderings for the proposed Family Dollar in Medina were on display at the Village Planning Board meeting tonight in City Hall.

MEDINA – The Village Planning Board gave final approval tonight for a new 8,320-square-foot Family Dollar on Maple Ridge Road.

Construction is expected to start in the spring and the new store could open in the fall, said Andy Hart, project manager in civil engineering with Bergmann Associates. Hart met with the Village Planning Board tonight to go over the site plan, which was approved unanimously following several months of review.

Family Dollar will need to work with the state Department of Transportation and utility companies for site work and infrastructure at the site before the building construction can start.

Planning Board Chairman Chris Busch said he was pleased with the final design of the store, which will have a brick appearance and black trim to give the building a more classic look.

Busch has seen other dollar stores in other communities that resemble block and steel pole barns. Medina has design standards for new construction in the commercial and business districts.

“That will be a very nice looking Family Dollar,” Busch said after the board approved the project.

The Planning Board also issued a negative declaration on the project, saying it won’t have an adverse environmental impact.

The site will have 28 parking spaces, and include trees and other landscaping improvements, Busch said,

Family Dollar will move out of the Tops Plaza and go about ½ mile east to a site across from Tim Hortons.

The Durban Group, which is based in North Carolina, is managing the building project at 11300 Maple Ridge Rd. The project includes a 25-foot-high pylon sign and connection into the village’s sewer system.