Aldermen issue OK for AutoZone architecture plans
A proposed auto parts retailer on Gluckstadt Road is one step closer to becoming a reality following site plan approval from the city board.
The proposed 7,381 square-foot AutoZone will be located at 1070 Gluckstadt Road in an existing vacant lot east of an animal hospital.
The existing site is an empty lot with grass and a wooded area.
The proposed use will be retail only and will not include the service of vehicles.
Architectural Review for the building was approved by aldermen in a 3-2 vote during a special called meeting at City Hall on Oct. 3.
Aldermen Miya Warfield Bates and Lisa Williams voted against the approval with aldermen John Taylor, Jayce Powell and Wesley Slay voting yes.
Bates and William voiced concerns during a discussion of the agenda item related to the delivery schedule of delivery trucks. Williams asked AutoZone representatives present at the meeting to confirm that AutoZone has agreed to an after-hours delivery schedule and there would be no deliveries in the daytime, subject to heavy traffic and road congestion. It was said during the meeting the store would close around 9 p.m.
According to the minutes from the meeting, the AutoZone representatives stated it would be their policy to ensure the distribution center only allows deliveries of products after-hours.