December 5, 2022

The operator of a 6.23-acre industrial house at 130 Midland Ave. in Port Chester is trying to find village approval to demolish the present making and construct a new building that would be occupied by an outlet of the national Ground & Decor chain. In addition, the approach calls for a possible 2nd retail house on the site that would be occupied by other firms.

Rendering of Floor & Decor that may possibly be coming to Port Chester.

The entity 130 Midland Avenue Owner LLC has introduced its application, which include a number of engineering studies to Port Chester, where they are less than evaluation by the Organizing Commission. The recent one particular-story professional creating on the internet site was most recently used by Crucial Meals as a grocery store and also by quite a few other merchants. It is described as being “functionally out of date.” It would be demolished and changed with an 80,000-square-foot setting up that would be rented by Floor & Decor. There would be a wholesale revenue location of about 64,870 square feet, a stockroom of about 12,800 sq. toes and an place of work spot of somewhere around 1,950 sq. toes.

An 8,500-sq.-foot commercial setting up would front on Midland Avenue and would be rented out. Lawyer David Cooper of the White Plains-primarily based legislation company Zarin & Steinmetz reported that the applicant did not still have any tenants for the smaller sized creating. He advised the Planning Commission, “The applicant and its expert consultants have assumed for effects assessment needs that the making would be utilized as a ‘strip retail plaza’ use. When the genuine conclusion use(s) could be considerably less intense, the applicant thinks working with the ‘strip retail plaza’ use is proper mainly because it allows your fee to conservatively assume higher vehicle outings and other setting up metrics when quantifying probable impacts.”

The strategy calls for furnishing 229 parking areas for the Ground & Decor outlet and extra retail use in the upcoming. The system claims an added 33 areas could be supplied if important.

130 Midland Ave., Port Chester – satellite photo by means of Google Maps.

Cooper also explained to the fee that “there are comparable uses along the Midland Avenue professional corridor in this section of the village. This includes a specialty tile style and retail organization, various strip retail centers and a Home Depot. Changing the vacant Essential Meals use with a Ground & Decor use would keep this existing pattern of enhancement in this neighborhood.”

Cooper pointed out that Midland Avenue has been recognized as a professional corridor in the village’s new Type Dependent Code and named as becoming appropriate for wholesale income employs.

Cooper pointed out that the approach involves widening the existing driveway from 42 ft to 56 ft, which would enhance basic safety for motorists.

“Changing the use of the site from a grocery keep to wholesale sales would be a reduction in the depth of use,” Cooper claimed. He also pointed out that the proposed Ground & Decor outlet would be a a lot less intensive use than a fully occupied as-of-right grocery keep in phrases of visitors, hrs of operation, deliveries, sound and similar operational qualities.

A record of the internet site was integrated in 1 of the reports the applicant submitted. It mentioned that close to the early 1900s, the internet site contained an industrial building housing a boiler home and electric power plant, which was afterwards transformed into an electrical substation. In the mid-1930s it was made use of as a maintenance and storage facility for the County Transportation Program. In the 1950s, the making became a nut and bolt manufacturing facility. The setting up was demolished in the early 1970s and the building that is on the website today was erected in 1983.

Floor & Decor was established in the yr 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta. As of March 31, it experienced 166 warehouse-structure shops and 5 design and style studios in 34 states. The organization offers a wide assortment of in-inventory challenging-surface flooring, together with tile, wooden, laminate, vinyl and purely natural stone together with ornamental accessories, wall tile, set up products and connected goods.

Flooring & Decor does not at present have a retail outlet in Westchester but does have areas on Very long Island and in northern New Jersey. It has suppliers in Danbury and Fairfield in Connecticut.

Ground & Decor Holdings Inc. is a publicly traded organization. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Fee, in 2021 the chain experienced sales of $3.4 billion and web money of $238.2 million. For the 1st quarter of 2022, the organization described revenue of just around $1 billion, a 31.5% maximize from the first quarter of 2021. Modified internet money for the 1st quarter of 2022 was $71.6 million, a 1.5% lower from $72.7 million in the 1st quarter of 2021.