Revised plans for CVS Pharmacy will be considered by the Gardner Planning Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting April 14.
Staff is recommending approval of the Final Development Plan for the 9,516 square feet retail commercial pharmacy building, subject to some stipulations, according to the published agenda. The plans and recommendations are available on the city’s website at:
http://www.gardnerkansas.gov/images/uploads/R%201_0%20FDP%2016-01%20Staff%20Report%20v5%20(post%20KDW%202%20ML%20&%20CHL).pdf.
In August last year, the Gardner City Council unanimously approved rezoning and final plat for a CVS Pharmacy on the northwest corner of Main Street and Center Street, but plans were delayed due to concerns of the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding left turns onto Main.
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.
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.