Commission Approves Plan for Family Dollar Retail Store

The City Council is expected to review the plan in December.

The Lake Elsinore Planning Commission Tuesday night approved a plan for the construction of a discount retail store.

In a 3-1 vote, commissioners accepted architectural designs for the proposed 8,320-square-foot Family Dollar store on property located at the northwest corner of Riverside and Walnut drives.

“All four commissioners liked the project,” said Senior Planner Richard MacHott after the meeting. “They thought it was well designed, and it was architecturally an attractive building.”

The modern design includes enhanced architectural characteristics such as varying color treatments and materials, and wall breaks to create building elevations.

Commissioner David Blake, who casted the sole opposing vote, liked the design but expressed concern about traffic and access to the project site from Lakeshore Drive, MacHott said. The site will take access off of Riverside, Walnut and Fraser drives.

A public hearing before the City Council is tentatively set for Dec. 11, MacHott said. If the council approves the plan, once opened, the new store would operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The store would employ one manager, one to two assistant managers and approximately three to five other employees.

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has more than 7,000 shops in 44 states. The closest Family Dollar stores to Lake Elsinore are in Corona, Hemet and Riverside.

Brad November 23, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Sounds Great. Just what Elsinore needs. When are we getting a piggley wiggly? The outlet center is the curse of Lake Elsinore: It makes everybody subconsciously connect Lake Elsinore and Junk Discount stores such as Big Lots, 99 cents store (has anybody seen the way they keep their produce? Somebody needs to call the Health Department...), the dingy cursed outlets, oh god why why why did we have to get an outlet mall with no food court and no roof? One way they might be able to turn that place around is building a place to eat that's air conditioned by covering the first few stores in back by the management office by building a glass wall and placing a roof over that area and building some sort food vending and seating area. It would become more of a hangout spot if the Outlet didn't scream "Spend your money and GTFO we don't want you hanging around for very long." with it's horrid design.
Roberto November 23, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I heard the outlet is closing next year. Hopefully the property will be immediately razed to remove the blight.
Steve November 25, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Hey Tasha & Bobby.... you were elected to stop this this shit. turn the city and retailers! Bring higher end.... nough said


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