Multi-tenant commercial building proposed for Log City Road | therecorder
Building space would be sold to individual tenants based on their needs, according to project engineer Brett Steenburgh.
Primarily the building would be targeted towards low traffic generating businesses or contractors in need of garage space to store equipment and supplies for off-site jobs. Steenburgh suggested the space may be suitable for electricians, HVAC installers or landscapers.
“That’s the intent,” Steenburgh said Wednesday. “Mostly just one or two employees that might be stopping at the site to pick up tools, tractors or something they’ve got stored in the garage space.”
Still, Steenburgh said any use allowed for the commercial site under town zoning could ultimately occupy the building.
“What actually happens and what you might find with the sellability will be subject to zoning code,” Steenburgh said.
Driveway access from Log City Road Extension would lead to a front parking area with 14 spaces.
A landscaped buffer would be planted along the eastern side and rear perimeter of the site to screen it from several nearby homes.
“They’re going to do a really good job of screening the visibility of this building, screening any headlight traffic for the neighboring parcels,” Steenburgh said.
The building would hook into existing sewer lines and water lines proposed for eventual extension to support apartments and condominiums planned across the street by Bruns Realty Group.
Steenburgh acknowledged plans for the water connection for the commercial building have not been drafted as designs for the new line have yet to be reviewed.
“We just know there is a water line that is going to be run out through there,” Steenburgh said.
The Planning Board’s review is still in the early stages, but Adam Yagelski, the town’s engineering consultant, suggested that members begin mulling possible conditions to mitigate potential disturbances to surrounding residents.
“It is a residential area with even more residential proposed across the street,” Yagelski said.
While the board can’t restrict the allowed uses, Yagelski reminded board members they can set reasonable limits on hours of operation, noise, sound, light and related site conditions.
The board previously included such provisions in its approval of a similar warehouse project for construction on Route 67 last year. That facility will feature flex space that can be divided for lease to one or more commercial tenants for bulk storage of equipment or materials.
“That type of stuff we probably want to carefully consider and put some guardrails along,” Yagelski said.
The only action taken by the Planning Board was to declare itself the lead agency for the purpose of conducting the State Environmental Quality Review.