Preston Kendall, Project Manager at Ingles Markets, presented plans for the proposed Ingles #114 on the site of the old Belden Plant/Whistlestop Mall property. He fielded questions and received comments from the crowd of 70 some people who attended the meeting.
The planned development will be discussed at the next Town Planning Board meeting at 4 pm on Monday, August 15th.
A public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for October 3, 2016 at 7pm in the town hall during the October 2016 meeting of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen. Aldermen may vote on the development after the public hearing.
Macon Media is awaiting digital copies of the plans, and as soon as they arrive, they will be added to this article.
Here are some of the details of the proposed project taken from the plans:
Existing Building is 124,984 square feet
Proposed Building is 72,128 square feet (309 ft 4 inches by 222 feet)
Proposed Retail Shop(s) 14,960 square feet
Proposed I-Market (Gas Station) 2,200 square feet
Existing Parking Spots -- 324
Existing Parking Ratio -- 3.64 per MSF
Required parking Ratio -- 1 per 200 square feet
Required Parking -- 448
Proposed Parking -- 341
Proposed Parking Ratio -- 3.83 per MSF
Existing Site Area -- 550,016 square feet (12.63 acres)
Required Open Space -- 55,002 square feet (1.3 acres)
Proposed Open Space -- 55,015 square feet (1.3 acres)
Set Backs will be ten feet all around.
Existing Impervious -- 357,152 square feet (8.2 acres) 65% total area
Proposed Impervious -- 355,181 square feet (8.1 acres) 64% total area
Video and photos from the meeting are posted below.
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