Potential Grocery Outlet to come to Molalla
Molalla's Planning Commission meets May 15 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a potential commercial development on Hezzie Lane and Highway 211. There will be a chance for the commission to hear comments from the public, whether oral or written.
An I & E Construction sign currently sits on the property.
Zoning for the parcel of land is general commercial and there is no need for a zoning change. Repeated calls from the Pioneer to the developer, I & E Construction, Inc., were not returned and all information is from the city.
That developer is hoping to replat the existing seven lots into a 13-lot commercial subdivision, according to the city's Community Development and Planning. The I & E project is planned for a grocery store, thought to be a Grocery Outlet, along with retail stores, a restaurant, office buildings and associated parking, plus a mix of recreational vehicle and self-storage units.
The construction company also plans to put in additional parking for Stone Place Apartments next door. Three lots are planned for later construction and one is planned by another developer.
The developer plans to offer access to the development from either Highway 211 or a new proposed roadway, which extends Leroy Avenue. The shared driveways will serve all the internal lots and the developer plans to provide all the lots with storm, sanitary and water for local use and fire protection.
Whether the Planning Commission approves, approves with conditions, or denies a preliminary plat, the decision is based on the developer's compliance with the following criteria. In order to be approved, the proposal needs to comply with the provisions of the Zoning District as well as the development and design standards of Division III as applicable.
Copies of the application, documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant and other criteria are available for inspection at no cost and the city will provide them at a reasonable cost. A copy of the staff report are available for inspection.