South Jax to review construction plans for Loves Travel Stop, Bartlett Grain

By Ryne Turke on March 10, 2016 at 12:15pm

Construction plans for a pair of South Jacksonville businesses will be reviewed during tonight’s Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.

According to the agenda, commissioners will discuss the preliminary site plan and final plate for Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store.

Chairman Larry Moore says commissioners still have concerns about the site plan, even though most of the details for the 13.5 acre lot at 288 Moeller Road have already been worked out.

“Drainage, lighting and street development…. which will be a fairly sizable street development out in that area. We hope to get something decided this evening that we can pass along to the trustees.”

Moore says expenses for the project will come from the village and Love’s Travel Stop. Using Tax Increment Financing funds is still a possibility.

Moore says commissioners will also look into recommending a special permit for Love’s Travel Stop.

“In several of their facilities they have tire sales and truck repair. This stuff requires a special use permit. We are looking at the possibility of getting this approved,  so that if and when this comes, we don’t need another meeting to get this finished.”

Commissioners will also address the site plan laid out by Bartlett Grain, which includes an additional grain facility.

Moore says Bartlett Grain was issued a special use permit when construction on the South Jacksonville location started.

“Back at that time they said down the road they would be doing a phase two or expansion. It isn’t another elevator. It is a on-ground type facility that would be covered. It would hold a couple million bushels.”

The meetings start at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.