Planning commission grants extension on Elm Street hearing

Published 9:29 pm Thursday, February 27, 2014

A hearing on plans to subdivide commercial property on Elm Street has been postponed until March.

Property owners had planned to appear before the Troy Planning Commission on Thursday with a request to develop a convenience store on a portion of the property located near the entrance Charles Henderson Middle School and Crow Hill Subdivision.

However, plans drew opposition from residents in the neighborhood. Council Greg Meeks said last week that the developer had changed plans “because of the opposition.”

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On Thursday, councilman and planning commission member Marcus Paramore told the remainder of the commission that property owners had requested an extension on their hearing request. The extension was granted unanimously.

Property owners Walter Crow, Margaret Crow, John Crow, Charlotte Crow, Carol Amos and Michael Amos are scheduled to present plans to subdivide the property’s 1.3 acres into smaller commercial parcels.

In other business on Thursday, the commission approved a new commercial shopping center.

Buck Watkins of Watkins Consulting Engineering represented landowner Troy Bank and Trust in its request for preliminary and final approval of the Dozier Place commercial plat, which is located at 1677 U.S. Highway 231 South, adjacent to the Huddle House.

The approved development will have seven plots zoned for mixed-use commercial and light industrial businesses.

“The lots are going to be six-tenths to eight-tenths of an acre each,” Watkins said, adding that the lots would be suitable for fast food restaurant development.

Ranging from 24,158 square feet and 33,478 square feet, the plots will sit on 5.61 acres of the banks 20.79-acre plat. The commission asked that the lots include landscaping.

Watkins’ proposal included a service road in front of the shopping center and a second road (to be named Mockingbird Lane) that would provide access to future development of the 20.79 acre plat.