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Strip mall, Dollar Tree, 2 housing developments make for long PAC meeting

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Dollar Tree will move to this location at Wade Hampton Blvd. and Patterson Road as a stand alone store.

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Dollar Tree will move to this location at Wade Hampton Blvd. and Patterson Road as a stand alone store.



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Dollar Tree is leaving strip malls, like this one at Walmart, because of its limited size. The company is building approximately 500 stand alone stores in 2014.

Jim Fair

Dollar Tree is leaving strip malls, like this one at Walmart, because of its limited size. The company is building approximately 500 stand alone stores in 2014.



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A strip mall at the intersection of Belle Michelle Avenue and Wade Hampton Blvd. is planned with two suites for new businesses.

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A strip mall at the intersection of Belle Michelle Avenue and Wade Hampton Blvd. is planned with two suites for new businesses.

A strip mall, Dollar Tree, a monastery and two new housing developments made for one of the most active Planning Advisory Committee meetings in nearly a decade on Thursday. And that doesn’t include developers who presented a new commercial project, Riverside Crossing that will include a 45,000-square foot grocery store and 10,000- square foot strip mall across from Riverside High School.

“I don’t believe we’ve had one this big since I came here in 2007,” said Don Hollomon, city engineer.

Dollar Tree representatives said they will set up shop at 14001 E. Wade Hampton and Patterson Road in the former Dr. Motorworx location. The 10,000 square foot store represents Dollar Tree’s push to build 500 stand-alone stores this year.

The building that housed Dr. Motorworx will be demolished. Dollar Tree will close its store at a strip mall adjacent to the Walmart SuperStore when it relocates.

A strip mall is planned at Wade Hampton Blvd. and Belle Michelle Avenue. The plan is in its infancy with developers marketing the 6,407-square foot space to accommodate two suites. Mike Birnbrey, of Halpern Enterprise, said two suites will occupy the space. No tenants were announced.

The Vien Quong Monastery, at Poplar Drive Extension, is nearer breaking ground for the temple and one house on 6.8 acres.  The first phase will be the building of a religious temple followed by a second phase to include housing for caretakers of the property.

The PAC meetings allow developers to hear from public officials and ask questions on ordinances or the planning part of the their projects.

Hollomon told representatives of the Townes at Riverside Park he would have denied their request for the location of the entry to the development, if he was given a choice. “I can’t think of a worse place to put a driveway. If I could have decided I would have denied it,” Hollomon said. “This is going to create havoc.

Traffic entering and leaving that subdivision will flow onto Brushy Creek Road, already a busy street in the mornings and afternoons when school is in session.

Skipper Burns, director of public services, reminded developers of Townes at Riverside Park to use mud flaps. “I know we’ve had a lot of rain but it’s your responsibility to keep the mud off (Brushy Creek) road,” Burns said.

PAC also advised developers of approximately 175 homes at Snow Road and Burns Road.

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