The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to weigh a downtown landowner's plan to remodel their existing retail building, including adding a new second story, on the northern side of Hartz Avenue.
The proposal from owner Galileo Capri calls for a new 10,772-square-foot, two-story addition and exterior renovations to an existing single-story retail tenant building at 200 Hartz Ave.
Part of current 11,474-square-foot building would be removed and converted into a small parking garage with seven spots, so the proposed new building will have just under 18,000 square feet of commercial space between the two floors, according to town principal planner David Crompton.
The parcel -- which has current tenants including Yuki of Tokyo and Citro Salon -- fronts Hartz Avenue, Rose Street and Linda Mesa Avenue, with the fourth side facing an adjacent building.
The proposed new building would feature offices on the top floor and retail spaces on the bottom floor, including a new restaurant in a 1,280-square-foot space at the corner of Hartz and Linda Mesa avenues, Crompton said in his staff report to the commission.
As designed, the new building would stand 35 feet tall, the maximum height allowed under town regulations.
Crompton said town staff estimates the new building would have a parking demand of 106 spaces.
The project calls for 16 total parking spots at the property, so the rest of the parking would be filled off-site in downtown. The owner would have to pay an estimated $369,775 in parking in-lieu fees to the town because of the off-site parking demand, based on the current proposal, Crompton said.
The owner would also have to add brick bands to the sidewalks, plant street-side trees and underground existing utility poles and cabling, Crompton said. Several existing liquid amber trees would be removed as part of the project, with new trees to be added after the fact.
Town planning staff and Danville's Design Review Board recommend the Planning Commission approve the development plan and design concept submitted on behalf of the owner by Barry & Wynn Architects, Inc.
The commission's public meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Meeting Hall at 201 Front St.
Town officials revised and reposted the meeting agenda on Monday because of a typo on the originally released version -- which did not include the project's address, as is town practice. The public hearing notice and Crompton's staff report did include the project's address, according to Geoff Gillette, town public information coordinator.