Although the frames and walls are up, the projects — both expected to be finished by June — aren’t moving along quickly enough for residents on nearby Grace and Cohasett avenues.
Family Dollar Lakewood
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Grace Avenue neighbor shares her thoughts on the progress of the new development.
Construction vehicles; increased traffic; and noise from construction. These are just a few of the concerns of several neighbors of the Discount Drug Mart and Family Dollar construction projects on Detroit Avenue. Although the frames and walls are up, the projects — both expected to be finished by June — aren’t moving along quickly enough for residents on nearby Grace and Cohasett avenues. Signs were recently posted on both streets prohibiting construction vehicles from driving on them. Neighbors reached out to Lakewood City Hall for help. Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said he’s working with neighbors to address some of the concerns. Marie-France Schreiber, who lives three doors north of the Family Dollar site…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The support beams for the future homes of Discount Drug Mart and Family Dollar are now up.
A couple of new buildings located next to each other are changing the landscape of a city blocks on Detroit Avenue, once home to the Ganley Auto Group. Despite the cold, construction crews have made progress on the future homes of Discount Drug Mart and Family Dollar. The Discount Drug Mart is slightly ahead of its neighbor across Grace Avenue. That project has been a contentious one among neighbors, however Grace Avenue residents won a small victory last week when the city's architectural board of review denied a request for the store to build illuminated signs on that side of the property. Utility issues have held up the progress of the Family Dollar project has been slightly held up by utility issues. Construction of the 9,000-sqaure-…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The building, abandoned for a couple of years, was reduced to rubble to make way for a new dollar store at the corner of Grace and Detroit avenues.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Lakewood Planning Commission rejects some of the drug stores requests.
It looks like the plan for new a Discount Drug Mart on Detroit Avenue is headed back to the drawing board. The Sun Post-Herald reported that the Lakewood Planning Commission denied a few of the drug store chain’s requests at its meeting on Thursday. The commission approved the lots consolidation at the site of the former Ganley Auto dealership, but denied other requests including a lot-split at 1425 Grace Avenue and a conditional use for an adjacent 11-unit apartment building to be used for accessory parking. That means the apartment building won’t be demolished after all. The issue of a conditional use of a drive-thru at the proposed drug store was tabled, the Sun Post-Herald reported. “The planning commission did a good job talking …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
About 50 residents attended a community forum to learn more about the new developments on Detroit Avenue.
What about an increase in traffic? What about the project’s proximity to Garfield Middle School? What happens if Discount Drug Mart is a bad neighbor? Those were among the questions from residents attending a forum on Wednesday to discuss the plans for a new Discount Drug Mart at the site of the former Ganley auto dealership on Detroit Avenue. Hosted by the city, a crowd of about 50 people attended the community forum. The company — with its multi-million-dollar renovation already under way at Lakewood Plaza — has plans to move its eastern Lakewood location to the corner of Cohassett and Detroit avenues. Plans call for a red brick structure, 92 parking spaces, a drive-thru, and green space that includes space for a bio-retention swale. …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
City's architectural board of review OKs new sign.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Plans for the discount store at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues under scrutiny.
If developers plan to build Family Dollar at the intersection of Detroit and Grace avenues, they’ve got to get back to the drawing board. That’s putting it mildly. An architect representing Family Dollar presented plans to the Lakewood Architectural Board of Review last Thursday — and the feedback wasn’t positive. Family Dollar, a chain discount store, is looking to open a 9,000-sqaure-foot, single-story structure in the northeast portion of the former Ganley Dealership at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues. An adjacent building on the property would be demolished to make way for parking. But don’t expect the construction to begin anytime soon. “There needs to be more articulation to make this more interesting and make it fit in the…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Preliminary plans are expected to be rejected at Thursday's Architectural Board of Review meeting.
Family Dollar, a chain discount store, is looking to open up shop in a portion of the former Ganley Dealership at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues. The plans call for the store to be built on the northeast portion of the property at 13215 Detroit Avenue. An adjacent building on the property would be demolished to make way for parking. But don’t expect construction to begin anytime soon. Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said there is still plenty of work that needs to be corrected on the architectural plans. The city’s Architectural Board of Review is expected to come to the same conclusion at its meeting Thursday night. “This is pretty far away from what we’ve approved in the past,” Siley said. “If you …