HERMITAGE — Hermitage commissioners might be voting to approve plans for a Dollar General this week.
The Dollar General is planned for North Buhl Farm Drive in Hermitage, and the major land development plan had previously been discussed at the commissioners' meeting in December, but the commissioners tabled voting on it until January.
This was done to give Larson Design Group time to develop a stormwater management plan, which would also have to be approved by the Hermitage city engineer and PennDOT. Brad Roman of Larson Design Group said they were having difficulty with designing emergency spilling provisions because of site constraints and PennDOT requirements for North Buhl Farm Drive.
The emergency spilling part of the plan is particularly important since the area has a history of flooding, Commissioner President William Moder and Vice President Duane Piccirilli said. Commissioner Louis Squatrito also said he would be interested in visiting the site to see firsthand what the design group's plans were.
Also present was Ian Garfoli with CT Consultants, an independent consulting firm for the city, who added that he expected there would be a plan in place that could be presented to the commissioners by the time of their regular meeting this week.
But even if the plan is not ready, Marcia Hirschmann, Hermitage director of planning and development, said the deadline for the city to approve the major land development plan is March 1, which gives the commissioners time to either approve the plan at their January meeting or table it again until their February meeting.
Dollar General intends to build its latest variety store on the east side of North Buhl Farm Drive, just south of an existing plaza at Highland Road. The national retailer also has stores in Hermitage at North Hermitage and Lamor roads and on East State Street at North Neshannock Road.
The Hermitage commissioners will meet Wednesday. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the regular meeting.
Like David L. Dye on Facebook or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.