Area Plan Commission denies plans for a rural Dollar General to be built

The Area Planned Commission denied a proposal for a rural Dollar General Store.

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018 10:38 PM
Updated: Sep. 20, 2018 4:59 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —The Area Plan Commission denied a proposal for a rural Dollar General Store. The facility was to be located on State Road 25 and Turner Road in West Point.

Community members for and opposed to the proposal spoke about the store. Those for the store said the town of West Point wants it for its convenience. Those opposed said the location is a danger for kids and neighbors.

It's right across a busy highway, a baseball field and a park with no nearby intersections where kids or families could cross. The commissioner of APC said he wants the Dollar General in West Point, just not in that location.

"It would be huge for a town the size of West Point to have this type of facility," said commissioner Tom Murtaugh. "The unfortunate thing for me is that particular location."

The staff report recommended that the General Store be moved south. Another request is allowed to be made during an upcoming APC meeting.

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