By Tommi O. Peters
For the Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — Dollar General representative Melissa Ballard presented plans to the Design Review Committee for the chain’s freestanding location to be built in the 400 block of Main Street. Ballard sought recommendation from the group based upon the color variations for both brick and stone treatment. Given the prominent location of upon entering downtown Trussville, the DRC recommended that architectural interest be added to the otherwise simple exterior.
The current Dollar General location at 218 Main Street will close once construction of the 10,000 square foot freestanding store is complete. Construction is expected to begin in 2019.
Plans to update the exterior of Arby’s at 5984 Chalkville Road were also approved. The fast food restaurant will also receive interior renovation, though no structural changes will be made.
The group also approved the following:
•Rod iron fence enclosure surrounding a residential swimming pool in the 200 block of Lake Street.
•Renovation and replacement of Shell gas station canopies at 5965 Chalkville Road and 1120 Chalkville Road.
•Landscape plan for McDonald’s at 1110 Chalkville Road with recommendation to replace specific plants.
All exterior modifications to businesses and residences within the downtown overlay district are required to present plans to the Trussville Design Review Committee for approval. Detailed plans and applications should be submitted to Plans Examiner JR Malchus via firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 655-5072.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Design Review Committee will be Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall.