Dollar General Expansion Moves Forward; BSSA Basketball Court Upgrade Approved

Updated 5 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
Brianne Shell, planner
Brianne Shell, planner

Huntingtond City Council at its May 12, 2014 meeting announced the implementation of the summer paving program which will kick off with a procession from Westmoreland to Guyandotte. Mayor Steve Williams stated, due to the wet, wintery weather, "we're not alone with pot holes but help is on the way."

Council heard without objection the planning department proposal for a new Dollar General Store on West 14th Street in Central City, which will replace a closed bar and housing property located at 1324-1340 Monroe Avenue.

Breanne Shell explained that the "complete area will be merged into one lot," which complies with the already approved larger comprehensive plan goals. It is hope that the proposal will lead to additional new economic development in Central City.

Ms. Shell, planner, said that "there is no time line" in the proposal. The proposal now goes to a public hearing during the second reading at the first council meeting in June.

In addition, council has passed a resolution that will permit the re-invention of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena basketball court with funds from SMG, which operates the center for the city. The current court still retains Marshall University's former conference affiliation status. A PDF of the upgrade can be downloaded. It passed council without opposition.

Following the passage of Community Block Grant Development funds, council passed the allocation of Home Consortium  funds for July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017. The city administrates funds also for Wayne and Cabell Counties. The city's funding share is $182,000 for affordable housing units.



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