CHIPLEY — The City Council will hear on Tuesday the first reading of two ordinances approving the abandonment of right-of-way and of a 20-foot alleyway in preparation for the construction of a new Dollar General store in Chipley.
The council discussed the upcoming ordinances at Thursday’s council workshop at the Chipley City Hall.
Dollar General is looking to build a 12,480-square-foot market on U.S. 90, and would relocate the store which is currently downtown Chipley to the new location, which will be a bigger Dollar General store and will feature more groceries and have up to 50 coolers, said Tom Hodges, who was representing Dollar General at the Dec. 11 city council meeting.
The council was asked in December to approve an application for abandonment of public property so the process of building the new store could begin.
The ordinances the council will hear the first reading of on Tuesday will begin this process, clearing the way for the next step in the planning and zoning process, the project’s development order, said City Administrator Dan Miner.
The store would be located across from Gulf Power on U.S. 90 East, Miner said. The project is called Teramore Development, and Teramore Development is requesting the abandonment of the 10th Street right-of-way as well as the 20-foot alley intersecting the 10th Street right-of-way.
The new Dollar General store will be a hybrid between a regular store and the Dollar General Market, such as the one in Slocomb, Ala., Dollar General representative Tom Hodges said at the December council meeting.
Dollar General Corporation, based in Goodlettsville, Tenn. is the nation's largest small-box discount retailer, according to the website dollargeneral.com.
Dollar General ranks among the largest retailers of top-quality, such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills and Nabisco.
Dollar General has 10,000 stores in located in 40 states and 11 distribution centers, according to the website, and posted $14.8 billion in sales.
Other items the council will consider on Tuesday include reappointing Chipley Redevelopment Agency members Helen Daniel and Amy Wiwi; the approval of a special event application for the Merchants of Historic Chipley to allow the closing of Railroad Avenue for “Flea Across Florida” in April; and the adoption of a low bid of $219,210.41 for an Florida Department of Transportation Sidewalk Project.