Right after decades of inactivity, the home formerly home of the Dick Smith car dealership could have a new business enterprise.
A gas station is planned for the website, situated at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Robert M. Bell Parkway, according to a request reviewed and permitted unanimously by the Aiken Setting up Fee on Tuesday night.
The station would be a Parker’s Kitchen, a chain with merchants situated throughout Ga and South Carolina. The Aiken place is planned to have 8 many gas pumps, along with a benefit store and kitchen area inside of the setting up, the notion program demonstrates.
There is indoor seating prepared for 16 men and women, according to the request.
The organization could be accessed from both Jefferson Davis Freeway or Robert M. Bell Parkway.
The building and pumps would not occupy the full 5.873 acre parcel, according to the request. The parcel would be subdivided into two tracts, with the Parker’s Kitchen development occupying around 3.25 acres.
The second tract, about 2.62 acres in dimensions would be for potential enhancement, the ask for reads. A individual notion program approval would be required for advancement of the next tract.
The residence has been vacant considering that 2009.
Olive Backyard was also on the agenda, with the restaurant’s strategy plan up for approval. The proposed site is 2265 Whiskey Highway, the former home of Golden Corral.
The proposal is to demolish the current Golden Corral building in purchase to construct a framework with a smaller footprint, according to the submitted task narrative. The existing setting up is 9,331 sq. feet, although the proposed Olive Backyard would be 7,805 square ft.
The program phone calls for the proposed Olive Yard to have 235 seats and 117 parking areas.
The strategy was unanimously accredited by the fee.
A proposed townhome enhancement off College Parkway was also reviewed by the fee. The prepared area is just west of the Aiken County Authorities Heart and would consist of two tracts which are bisected by Lincoln Avenue.
A single tract has frontage on University Parkway and is composed of 18.63 acres, although the other tract is located on the south facet of the Lincoln Avenue and is composed of 33.84 acres, in accordance to the ask for.
The proposed improvement phone calls for 160 for-sale townhome models to be produced in two phases. All structures would consist of four or less two-tale models, with each individual unit getting its own garage.
The very first phase calls for making close to 84 units on the tract fronting College Parkway, with the 2nd stage consisting of approximately 76 models, in accordance to the ask for. The two phases are not planned to be connected.
The very first period of the idea strategy has an ingress/egress drive off College Parkway that will have to have an encroachment allow from the S.C. Department of Transportation, and the next period needs an extension of Tennessee Avenue N.W. that will demand approval by the City of Aiken.
The Tennessee Avenue N.W. extension makes use of a parcel of land the developer does not nevertheless possess, so a condition was set in spot giving the developer 180 times to total that transaction.
The ask for was authorized unanimously, 5-, with fee member Charles Matthews recusing himself.
Fee Chair Ryan Reynolds was absent from the meeting.
Aiken Planning Commission is a recommending system, this means all proposals continue to go in advance of Aiken Town Council in advance of they are formally authorised.
Residents who would like to look at a recording of the meeting can check out the city’s YouTube page.