Plan for ex-Valley Lumber site unveiled
Posted: November 21, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — The first phase of a project to redevelop a former downtown lumberyard likely will include commercial and residential space.
Winchester Planning Commission members voted 4-0 on Tuesday to allow Planning Department staff to approve site plans for part of the former Valley Lumber property on North Cameron Street. Glaize & Bros. Redevelopment recently had the property rezoned so it could build a mixed-use development.
Ronald Mislowsky of Patton Harris Rust & Associates said plans for the buildings at 302 and 306 N. Cameron St. call for 10,227 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Plans for the two-story building at 302 N. Cameron include two one-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments upstairs totaling 5,377 square feet.
A courtyard also will be built at the rear of the buildings.
The redeveloped Valley Lumber property isn’t the only place in the city where new construction is planned. The commissioners also voted 4-0 to allow administrative authorization for site plans for a Chuck E. Cheese’s at 145 E. Tevis St.
The 12,000-square-foot restaurant will be built just east of TGI Fridays. The last row of existing parking spaces will be removed so Chuck E. Cheese’s can be built there, but parking will be added east and west of the new restaurant.
The commissioners also:
Voted 5-0 to recommend approval of a conditional-use permit for the conversion to ground-floor residential use from nonresidential use at 116 E. Cork St.
Voted 4-0 to recommend approval of an ordinance pertaining to drop-off boxes. Discussion and a vote were taken on the ordinance in October, but the required public hearing wasn’t held.
Attending the meeting at Rouss City Hall were Chairman Dave Shore and Commissioners Jennifer Beatley, Stephen Slaughter Jr. and David Smith. Commissioner Carroll “Beau” Correll Jr. left early. Vice-Chairman William Wiley and Commissioner Kevin McKannan were absent.
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