• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Plan to bring Goodwill store to Versailles approved

A development plan for a Goodwill retail store in the Kroger shopping center was approved by the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission June 14.

The 11,200 square-foot store will be built at 399 Kroger Way, near Starbucks in the Versailles Commons shopping center on Lexington Road, Planning Director Pattie Wilson told commissioners. She said construction plans for the Goodwill store are currently being review, and a grading permit will be issued when plans are approved by public works.

Edmonds Cross lots

The commission approved final record plats for 27 single-family residential lots in the Edmonds Cross subdivision near Huntertown Road.

An approved surety bond of $110,170 will cover costs for final surface course of street pavement, sidewalks, detention basin cleanup and site cleanup, a letter from Versailles Assistant Public Works Director Paul Simmons stated.

The 27 lots are located on Brunswick Circle and Hastings Lane, according to information given to commissioners.

Cedar Ridge sidewalk

The commission approved a final record plat for 25 single-family residential lots in the Cedar Ridge subdivision – contingent upon Versailles Public Works approving a revised location for about 250 feet of sidewalk along Elmwood Drive as presented to commissioners by project engineer Jihad Hallany during last Thursday’s meeting.

The proposed sidewalk on the Blue Grass Parkway side of the subdivision eliminates a grassy area between the sidewalk and Elmwood Drive, which led to questions about pedestrian safety.

“What they’ve got proposed now will work,” said Simmons on Friday. He said the developer (G&K Motorsports/Galen Young) will be required to do whatever it takes to make the sidewalk safe, and a handrail may be necessary.

The developer previously asked for a waiver to eliminate that stretch of sidewalk and instead add crosswalks. Because of a steep ditch, the City of Versailles asked for a sidewalk with handrails and a retaining wall. With no homes fronting that stretch of sidewalk, the city will maintain whatever infrastructure it allows the subdivision’s developer to install.

A bond amount of $97,872 (recommended by Simmons) for final surface course of street pavement, sidewalks, retaining wall, railing and detention basin cleanup was a part of the motion to approve the plat contingent upon approval from the city, which could require the developer to install the sidewalk with a railing and retaining wall. Commissioner Jeri Hartley voted in opposition to the motion approving the plat. Commissioner Rich Schein was absent.

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