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 …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
City’s architectural board of review to vote on the issue next month.
A vote was postponed for the proposed Discount Drug Mart’s design plans at the site of the former Ganley auto dealership. The city’s architectural board of review decided to hold of a vote until its July meeting. Architects and officials representing Discount Drug Mart presented plans to the board Thursday night. Several neighbors, many of whom oppose the project, attended the meeting. Earlier this month, the city’s planning commission tabled a decision on a request that would consolidate the property and change the south parcels from residential to commercially zoned properties. Drug Mart officials presented redesigned site plans, that razing an 11-unit apartment building standing in the way of the development.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Resident says Discount Drug Mart would set a "risky precedent."
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A proposal by Discount Drug Mart to encroach on residential property has disturbing implications and sets a risky precedent for all Lakewood residents. Drug Mart plans to build a 28,000 sq. ft. store with 92 parking spots on the former Ganley lot on Detroit Ave., straddling the corners of Grace and Cohasset avenues and serving as a gateway to this significant neighborhood of historic homes. Although many residents are concerned about Drug Mart’s impending location across the street from Garfield Middle School, the neighborhood is NOT anti-development. The Ganley lot is zoned for and needs a commercial tenant. Drug Mart’s plan, however, is not progress. Instead of restricting their store to the very large lot already zoned for them, Drug…
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. …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Value World eyed as tenant to take over the pharmacy’s space at 11900 Detroit Avenue.
Discount Drug Mart is looking to expand its presence in the city. The company — with its multi-million-dollar renovation already under way at Lakewood Plaza — has plans to move its eastern Lakewood location to the abandoned Ganley auto dealership at the corner of Cohassett and Detroit avenues. Value World, a thrift store at W. 107th Street and Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, is considering a move into Drug Mart’s vacated location, according to officials. The former auto dealership's showroom building would be demolished — along with an apartment building and vacant house at the rear of the property — to make way for a 24,000-square-foot Drug Mart, according to plans submitted to the city on Tuesday. Plans call for a red brick structure, 92 …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
City's architectural board of review OKs new sign.