777 Cranston Street – Trolley Barn Plaza
(Site visit will begin at the Cranston Police Station Parking Lot located at 5 Garfield Avenue)
Thursday, October 28, starting at 5:00 PM
The purpose of this special joint site walk is to hear from the applicant and for members of the City Council, City Plan Commission and the public to gain a greater understanding of the site and scope of the “Trolley Barn Plaza” proposal. Please note, this site walk is not a traditional public hearing. Public hearings shall be held (see schedule below) prior to any formal decision being made on this application. No votes will be taken other than calls to order and adjournment by both public bodies.
Owner/Applicant: Trolley Barn Associates, LLC c/o First Hartford Realty Corp, PO Box 1270, Manchester, CT 06045
Subject Land: AP 7 Lot 1, 777 Cranston Street
Who’s invited: City Council, City Plan Commission, and any interested members of the public
Proposal Summary: The applicant proposes to develop a multi-use commercial project including a bank, gas station/mini-mart, fast food restaurant and a 35,000 SF AutoZone with both retail and warehousing/distribution components. The bank, mini-mart and fast food restaurant all have drive-thru features. The project includes a change of zone from M-2 (General Industry) to C-5 (Heavy Business, Industry) with conditions for additional signage and the warehousing use. The project also includes an amendment of the Comprehensive Plan including a revision of the Future Land Use Map from “Special Redevelopment Area” to “Highway Commercial/Services.”
Schedule of Future Public Hearings: (check the city calendar for details/agendas)
City Plan Commission 11/2/21 @ 6:30 PM
Ordinance Committee 11/9/21 @ 6:30 PM
City Council 11/22/21 @ 7:00 PM
Application materials are available at: https://www.cranstonri.gov/city-plan-commission-11-2-21/
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, you can submit them in writing to Jason M. Pezzullo, AICP Planning Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him directly at 401-780-3222.
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