Belle Tire store coming to Greenville

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:13 am on Friday, December 14, 2012

GREENVILLE — Because of an expiration, the Greenville Planning Commission re-approved a site plan for Belle Tire.

Chris Enright spoke during a public hearing Thursday, asking the Planning Commission to re-approve a site plan for his Belle Tire store to be placed on West Washington Street (M-57) on the vacant lot in front of Meijer and next to McDonald’s.

The Planning Commission had previously approved the Belle Tire project in October 2010. That approval has since expired.

“(The site plan) is similar to the one before,” Enright said.

Several notable changes include a corner of the building that was squared off, landscape in front of the building being changed from trees to a hedge row and islands in the parking lot being adjusted.

‘The company changed its direction a little bit,” said Enright of the slight changes to the site plan.

Commissioner Dale Reyburn told Enright he was pleased to see he waited to break ground on the project until everything was set in place.

“Others have broke ground (in the past) and failed to complete the project,” said Reyburn, noting the commission can approve projects, but cannot project if the company has enough capital. “I’m glad you waited.”

Enright said part of the reason the previous plan was halted came from the company itself as it made changes throughout and plans to build this store in conjunction with others.

“We plan to start construction in April 2013 and hope to have the store open in 2013,” Enrich said.

Tim Johnson of MainStreet Planning said the only item from the site plan not in compliance with ordinances was the setback of the ground sign.

The company will have to apply for a variance or submit a new sign plan that complies with the setbacks.

The commission approved the site plan permitting approval for the sign as the request complies with special land use standards.

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