Wellington City Council passes resolutions that make the Dollar Tree store a go

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Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down wellington student · 115 weeks ago Wow they did something right for wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 115 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down Sheev · 115 weeks ago Great job to everyone involved ! Very happy to see real progress going on . Nice job council you surprised and surpassed my expectations . Report Reply 1 reply · active 115 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down guest · 115 weeks ago Agree, well done. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Nancy · 115 weeks ago What’s the point in having ordinances if everyone gets an exception? And yes, that’s how it works: You give one exception then you can’t stop the next one. Report Reply 1 reply · active 115 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 115 weeks ago Agreed but they already gave it to Walmart and McDonalds, so why not everyone else Report Reply +11 Vote up Vote down Kevin · 115 weeks ago Great job by the City and Sumner County Economic Development, Hope this is the first of many new businesses. Report Reply 2 replies · active 115 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down wellington student · 115 weeks ago We will see, remember the economic department said when the college passed that they had business lining up to come. We are still waiting for that day to come. But one new business is better than none. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Matt · 115 weeks ago Yeah I remember hearing about all of these potential businesses. Figured we would see more activity of development being built while the Cowley College being under construction. Report Reply +5 Vote up Vote down Jim · 115 weeks ago Keep up on the news people cause if you snooze you lose. Taco bell bought the land they built on long ago new building almost complete, Dollar tree in by sept. RCB new branch bank going in soon between McD and Wally world. They are in the works and more will be coming. Report Reply 0 replies · active 115 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down meme · 115 weeks ago And don’t forgot our downtown well be a ghost town in 3-5 years. Report Reply 0 replies · active 115 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Proposed look of Dollar Tree.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council passed two resolutions at a special meeting Thursday that will pave the way for a Dollar Tree store to come to town. The council approved a re-platting and a developer’s agreement that was needed in order for the project to continue.A developer representing an architectural firm of CGW Transportation Consultants who in turn were representing the new property owners Ridge Investment Group LLC were at the meeting Thursday. They said they hope to be open in September. Because of the tight schedule a special meeting was set for last night.One of the issues was a variance, or exception, for the allowed height of the sign the store will have. The long term plan for the area limits the size and height of signs, but the developers wanted a sign larger than what the code allowed.They settled on a 25-foot limit for an exception, which was agreeable to the developer a well.The council talked about discussing the issue of signs further at a later time. Exceptions have already been given to Walmart and McDonalds.The store will be located north of McDonalds and at the corner of Boundary and U.S 160. Seventeenth street will also border the property, and the developer will have to put in sidewalks on one side of the street. The code called for both sides to have sidewalks. The planning commision had recommended the changes, so an exception was given there as well.The developers agreement included things like water, sewer and electric. All of those issues were agreed upon so no special arrangements were needed.The developer is Ridge Investment Group and they will be leasing the property to Dollar Tree. The development company also has its eyes on the adjacent property and is hoping to develop more commercial property in the area.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more