City to get new Dollar General store

Becky Killian, Staff Writer

A new Dollar General store should open sometime in the spring along State Road 56.

The store’s site plan was approved by the Salem Plan Commission during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 27. The current store is not closing.

Will McDonough, of the Corydon firm of Paul Primavera and Associates, presented the plans to the commission.

The property is located at the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and the highway, which is east of the O’Reilly Auto Parts store. The about one-acre lot will be cleared to accommodate the 9,100 square-foot store. McDonough said the building will be roughly 70 by 130 feet and will face both roads. Two lighted signs will be installed and the property will be landscaped with trees and other plants to shield the parking lot from nearby residential properties. He doesn’t expect the development will impact runoff to other properties.

Plan Commission member Scott Nale cautioned McDonough that lighted signs have prompted complaints in the past. McDonough said the store’s signs won’t face any residential lots.

Salem Building Commissioner Ronnie Voyles said he believes the project is a good one for the city.

The project received unanimous approval.


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