Yellow signs were recently posted near Center Street and Main announcing the proposed CVS pharmacy will again be on the agenda for the Gardner Planning Commission July 26. Submitted photo


Plans regarding the proposed CVS pharmacy at the northwest corner of Main and Center will be discussed during the planning commission meeting at 7 p.m. July 26 at city hall.
“They are having to revise their plans,” said Michelle Leininger, principal planner. “It has to do with property lines and street right of way on Center St.”
“The design itself isn’t changing,” she said.
Last year, the Gardner City Council approved rezoning and final plat for a CVS Pharmacy
The plat planning commissioners originally recommended approving did not require a right-turn lane from westbound Main Street, but council members made that a stipulation in its approval. The changes would have reduced the Main Street landscaping area and pushed the building back slightly.
The Kansas Department of Transportation also requested that left turns onto Main Street from the CVS store be prohibited, which would put more traffic onto Shawnee Street.
Last year, a fuel tank was removed to appease the Environmental Protection Agency. At one time, the site was a gas station, and underground fuel tanks were removed in the 1990s. However, no records indicated the tank which was removed last year. Rusted, the tank leaked its fuel into the surrounding soil.
CVS was officially set to exercise its options to purchase the properties by November, 2015.
Though the council’s August vote was unanimous, several Gardner residents objected to the store as it would displace the residents of apartments and homes on 1.5 acres.