Rincon City Council gave the go-ahead on preliminary plans for a 10,000 square foot commercial building at its meeting last Monday night.
Melvin Klein of Jemsite Developers, based in Jefferson, N.C., said the building will have multiple tenants and one of them will be an automotive service center. Klein said he couldn’t divulge who it was, but it is “a national type” name.
“They do have some sales of parts, but they are primarily a service center,” Klein said. “They do light automotive repair. They don’t tear down engines.”
According to the plans, the building will have an eight-bay garage opening toward Walgreen’s. Cars will drive in on the side facing Walgreen’s.
Klein also told council members that the stormwater detention will be shared with Lowe’s. The exterior of the building also will be split-faced block and will look similar to Lowe’s, but with a different color scheme. Council members required that the building have no outside storage.
They also approved a commercial subdivision, divided into eight lots among 5.76 acres.
“We don’t have anything definite at this time,” said Phillip Heidt about possible tenants. “But we’re working on it.”
A road has to be extended for lot 6, but the developer, Old Augusta Development Group, is expected to take care of that before final approval, according to city planner LaMeisha Hunter.