One ice cream store is getting a drive-thru lane and a neighborhood landscaping enterprise is transferring to a brand new residence.
The James Metropolis County Board of Supervisors (JCC BOS) unanimously accepted two special-use allow purposes at Tuesday’s assembly.
The primary software permits Hertzler and George Landscaping, a Williamsburg-based enterprise, to transform the previous Lifepointe Christian Church constructing, 8251 Richmond Street to a contracting workplace with different website enhancements so the corporate can relocate to Toano.
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The second software permits Bruster’s Actual Ice Cream, an ice cream franchise location at 5289 John Tyler Freeway, so as to add a drive-thru lane to its property.
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Whereas each agenda gadgets had been accepted by the BOS unanimously, some members identified potential points with the proposals through the public remark interval.
Hertzler and George Landscaping
In the course of the public remark interval, John McGlennon, consultant for the Berkeley District, requested if the change within the environmental plan would assist with drainage points.
The landscaping enterprise had revised one of many software’s authentic circumstances relating to the panorama buffer between the property and its next-door neighbor. Whereas the unique situation famous the panorama buffer have to be undisturbed, it was revised as a result of the applicant wanted to have work finished to assist the water drain correctly on the location.
Tom Leininger, senior planner, who offered the agenda merchandise to the BOS, was undecided if the unique situation would have triggered points with water drainage.
Frank Polster, a member of the JCC planning fee, stated through the fee’s assembly on Jan. 6 the next-door neighbor, Dorothy Prowant, was involved about how the corporate would have an effect on the septic system, site visitors impacts and different operational points comparable to lighting.
He added the workers and the applicant adopted up with Prowant after the assembly.
Joe Hertlzer, who owns the landscaping enterprise, instructed the BOS why he was asking for approval for the special-use allow within the first place.
“We’ve simply merely run out of area within the location we’re at,” he stated.
Nobody requested Hertzler questions earlier than approving the special-use allow, nevertheless, BOS Chairman Michael Hipple, consultant for the Powhatan District, shared his opinion.
“And earlier than we vote on that, I wish to say that Joe’s workforce has labored for me on totally different websites that I’ve finished and the work he’s finished on our website is simply immaculate,” Hipple stated, including the applicant’s workforce does an exquisite job. “I believe he’s going to be an asset to us in James Metropolis County and I don’t get the entire vote however I get a little bit bit.”
Bruster’s Actual Ice Cream
Ruth Larson, consultant for Berkeley District, was involved about how including a drive-thru lane at Bruster’s Actual Ice Cream would impression the site visitors and accidents within the space close to the Meals Lion.
“The one query that I had was I fear about visibility as a result of Bruster’s is a busy place,” she stated, including she is a buyer and her canine love the franchise chain’s free sundae.
Larson stated she was additionally involved concerning the lot subsequent door, a vacant constructing she hopes one other enterprise will transfer into and needed the applicant to pay attention to the potential congestion.
Polster stated through the public assembly portion on the planning fee assembly on Jan. 6, a “Mr. O’Connor” was additionally involved concerning the drive-thru lane and site subsequent to Humelsine Parkway — Route 199.
He added the applicant purchased the property in 2020 and had found including a drive-thru lane would improve the ice cream retailer location’s site visitors by 50%.
Caroline West, the applicant, reiterated she bought the property from Bruster’s final yr and added she is a small enterprise proprietor who additionally owns Parcel Cease in Monticello Market.
BOS didn’t ask West questions previous to approving the particular use allow.
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