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Site plans for proposed Dollar General under review

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A page of the site plan showing the proposed location of the store. A page of the site plan showing the proposed location of the store. rrspin.com

The Roanoke Rapids Planning and Development Department has received some comments back from a site plan review on plans submitted for a proposed Dollar General at Roanoke Avenue and Eighth Street.

Site plans sent to the city are reviewed by the fire department, public works, Dominion Energy, the state Department of Transportation and Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District.

“We’re assessing the comments to get them back to the applicant,” Planning and Development Director Kelly Lasky said today.

The site plans submitted to the city show Dollar General plans for a prototypical building design.

It is expected the building will have a brick facade. Lasky said the facade would be shown in construction drawings “and we can stipulate the exterior of the building be consistent or complementary to the historic district.”

The site plans do not give a construction deadline but do indicate the existing building on the lot is to be removed. The building was once home to the Roanoke Rapids Social Security office.

While objections to the store’s proposed location were registered at a city council meeting in May, the project does not have to gain a recommendation for approval from the planning board or an OK from city council to be built.

The store is located on property which is zoned B-1.

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