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Ag store setting roots in town of Louisa

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Tractor Supply wants to build a 19,000 square-foot retail building with approximately 22,000 square-feet of outdoor sales area on Courthouse Road in the town of Louisa. The business would include a propane dispensing station located to the rear of the building.

The company is also looking to amend proffers to permit both ingress and egress directly from the Rt. 208 Connector.

During a public hearing on Monday, July 28, Jonathan Ritchie, of Bohler Engineering, presented a conceptual site plan outlining where the proposed propane dispensing station would be located in relation to surrounding properties, and proffer modifications on Courthouse Road (Rt. 208).

Donald Smith and Nelson Smith, whose properties adjoin the tract owned by Tractor Supply, questioned Ritchie about the distance of the propane station from their homes and property, and asked about  security at the station.

Wendy Fulton, project manager of The Keith Corporation, advised the Smiths that a locked eight-foot-high fenced area would surround the propane station, which would be wired to the security system. Only trained employees would be allowed to unlock and dispense the propane from a 1,000 gallon tank to customers.

To read the entire story, see the Aug. 7 edition of The Central Virginian.