Lowe’s Home Improvement Planned for Georgetown

Lowe’s: 116,000-square-foot store here

May 8, 2008

By Tommy Howard – The Georgetown Times

Based on a preliminary site plan shown to members of the City of Georgetown Planning Commission last week, a new Lowe’s Home Improvement Store near Kensington Elementary School would contain at least 116,000 square feet of sales floor area.

Beyond that, there would be a garden center, covered area and shade structure adjacent to the building. That area would be more than 25,000 square feet, for a total of more than 141,000 square feet. Those figures don’t include receiving and storage areas at the rear of the store, nor a truck well and generator pad.

It’s not a done deal, attorney Richard Smith said, but the site plan shows a lot of thought has gone into the planning.

During the May 1 meeting, as previously reported in the Georgetown Times, city planners approved a sign plan, viewed the site plan and approved annexation of the property into the city and automatic rezoning to General Commercial. Those approvals or recommendations must be agreed to by City Council before they become effective.

Overall, the property is about 27.5 acres in size. It’s currently owned by East Rosemont Limited Partnership, represented by attorney Dan Stacy. Smith represents buyers who would purchase the land and then lease the property or building to Lowe’s.

From that larger parcel, four “out lots” would be carved. The Lowe’s Tract would be 21.14 acres. Three of the “out lots” are almost two acres in size and the fourth is more than three-fourths of an acre. Two of the “out lots” — along Summit Avenue — would remain in their natural state.

The proposed site plan shows two primary entrances along U.S. Highway 701/North Fraser Street. There are also two curb cuts shown going into the “out lots.”


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