Posted: January 09, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 19UR024 - LJS Subdivsion

Agenda Item Title:

19UR024 - Conditional Use Permit to allow a distribution center in the General Commercial Zoning District

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
Henriksen, Inc for Ka and Diane Alberts and Dustin and Erin Krueger
Staff Contact:
Vicki L. Fisher, Current Planning Manager
Southeast of the intersection of East Mall Drive an North Maple Avenue
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a Conditional Use Permit to allow a distribution center in the General Commercial Zoning District. In particular, the applicant is proposing to construct a 30,000-square foot distribution center in the southeast corner of the intersection of E. Mall Drive and N. Maple Avenue. The distribution center will serve as a warehouse for Freed’s Furnishings Group which is comprised of Ashley Home Store, Freed’s Floors and 5th & Main Furniture by Freed’s. The distribution center will include a 2,625-square foot showroom and reception area. The showroom will be used to display and sell closeout furniture, discontinued furniture, odds and ends and furniture care products. A portion of the building will also be used for furniture repair, offices and associated amenities. The applicant has indicated that 15 employees will operate the facility. A distribution center is a conditional use in the General Commercial District to ensure that it is designed and operates to minimize its impact within a commercial corridor. The structural façade adjacent to E. Mall Drive and N. Maple Avenue includes an alternating color scheme and an extended wood covering over the main entrance and a similar extended wood element along E. Mall Drive to enhance the aesthetics of the structure. The loading area is located along the south side of the building, away from E. Mall Drive and N. Maple Avenue. These design features, along with the proposed landscape plan minimize the impact of a 30,000 square foot distribution center within a commercial corridor.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve with Stipulations
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission Approved with Stipulations: 1/9/2020

Attachments & Links to Download:

19UR024 Project Report

19UR024 Attachments


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