PLATTSBURGH — Plans for a new Kinney Drugs at the former Checkerhills Farm site received conditional approval from the Plattsburgh City Planning Board on Monday night.
That’s where the existing store adjacent to the property would move; no decision has been made on what would happen to that building.
Dr. Thomas Brown, who owns the Checkerhills Farm property with Matt Sames and Bill Davis, said demolition is slated to begin toward the end of January, after the Clinton County Christmas Bureau vacates the building and the partners are able to sell what they can from the interior. Demolition will force Bob’s One Stop and the redemption center to move farther north on the property.
He said they will seek bids on the project as soon as possible, as Kinney is still waiting to hear if the project is a go.
“They want to be in there Oct. 1 (2013),” Brown said.
The partners will continue to own the property and would lease the store to Kinney Drugs.
Fesette Realty owner Neil Fesette said he and one of his agents, Steve LaBombard, worked with the property owners to negotiate a lease deal with Kinney Drugs. He said it allows for an upgrade to the new Kinney Drug store prototype, similar to the one on Cornelia Street in Plattsburgh.
“This solidifies them on Boynton Avenue for many years to come,” Fesette said.
The new store would be about 11,635 square feet, up from about 9,000 square feet at the present location. Its facade would feature 4 feet of medium brown split-face masonry on the bottom and beige Hardie-board siding above.
The entrance would be on the southwest corner of the building. There would be a drive-through pharmacy window on the east side.
Access to the property would be available from both Boynton Avenue and Veterans Lane.