The Town of Williamston Planning Commission recently approved requests for a new development planned for the former BB&T bank property at 1 Greenville Drive in Williamston.
According to Planning Commission Chairman Marion Middleton Jr., Developer David Rosenburg presented information last Tuesday for a planned Dollar Tree retail store.
Rosenburg requested a parking variance for 18 feet long parking spaces instead of the required 20ft. parking spaces on the Pelzer Avenue side of the property along with building approval, landscape approval and signage approval for the new store.
Rosenburg told the planning commission that allowing them to shorten the parking stall to 18 feet will give more green space in the rear of the building and allow for the required 15ft buffer to the residential area along Pelzer Avenue. Rosenburg said the 18 foot parking stall is safe and adequate and provides more green space for the site in both the front and rear of the building. Rosenburg said they plan to replace the landscaping along Greenville Drive to be more in keeping with the Town’s Community Master Plan which he said will benefit the Town from a beautification aspect and reduce storm water because of less pavement.
The old BB&T bank building will be torn down and replaced with a new Architectural Block and Stucco building.
The landscape plan presented is designed by Seamon Whiteside Landscape Architects and though not required by code, the developer plans to include a bike rack as suggested in the Town’s Master Plan and Bike Plan.
Middleton said the planned Dollar Tree business location is a direct result of the Community Master Plan the town invested in, which he said “is now paying dividends.”