Monroeville approves Family Dollar to be built along Route 286
Construction plans for a new Family Dollar store in Monroeville were approved by the municipal zoning board last week, along with multiple exceptions to zoning laws.
The store is planned for a vacant site near the intersection of Route 286 and Old Abers Creek Road.
The building would replace a smaller Family Dollar store in a plaza on the opposite side of the highway.
The zoning board approved exceptions that would allow the building and a parking lot to extend beyond the allowable setback from the roadway.
Council has 30 days from the time of the June 11 zoning board decision to potentially file an appeal with the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
Otherwise, council would vote on the construction project in August.
A PennDOT road-widening project on Route 286 and a municipal road-widening project behind the property on Old Abers Creek Road will narrow the size of commercial lots along that section of the highway, Monroeville Zoning Board Solicitor Bob Wratcher said.
Businesses already in place will not be in violation, but any future expansions or construction projects would require the same exceptions approved for the Family Dollar, Wratcher said.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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