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November 18, 2012

Auto dealership moving?

GREENVILLE — One of Greenville’s largest automobile dealerships is apparently wanting to move to a new home.

Britain Chevrolet is seeking a zoning change and a conditional use permit, to allow the company to open at the intersection of the Interstate 30 service road and the still under construction Monty Stratton Parkway.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled public hearings during Monday’s meeting, prior to taking votes on whether to recommend approval of requests to the City Council. The Commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.

Hillary Vonahsen, representing Britain Chevrolet, is seeking a change in zoning from agriculture and commercial to highway retail for an approximately seven-acre tract at the southeast corner of Monty Stratton Parkway and Interstate 30, as well as a conditional use permit in order to be able to operate a new automobile sales facility at the location.

Britain Chevrolet currently operates a dealership at 4715 Wesley Street.

In a memo to the Commission, Building Official Steve Methven said there is one major hurdle which needs to be addressed, should the project move forward.

“Perhaps the greatest challenge to developing the site is water and sewer access, since the nearest connections are nearly 2,000 feet away to  the northeast,” Methven said. “City staff will work with the developer in order to determine the most cost effective solution.”

Last month, the City Council agreed to allocate funds to pay for designs for water line improvements and a lift station along the parkway, which is being built between Interstate 30 and Paris Junior College.

Director of Public Works Massoud Ebrahim said there is a need for approximately 6,300 linear feet of 12-inch water distribution main line, to provide water to any development which may intend to locate in the region, as well as a 1 million gallon per day regional sanitary sewer lift station.

In 1998, Greenville annexed thousands of acres of land north and south of the interstate corridor and around Monty Stratton.

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