The proposal to build a new CVS building on the site of the abandoned Tippin’s restaurant at Corinth Square appeared to get a step closer to approval Tuesday.
At a special worksession, Prairie Village Planning Commission members gave positive feedback to developers about revisions they had made to the plans they submitted prior to last week’s Planning Commission meeting.
“This is a definite improvement over what we saw before,” said Commissioner Ken Vaughn. ”
The revisions include:
- Preserving some of the mature landscaping, including large honey locust trees, at the intersection of Somerset Drive and Mission Road.
- Moving the location of a trash compactor to improve traffic flow and keep it from public view.
- Using more subdued signage coloring than CVS’s typical red.
Though much of the feedback was positive, the commissioners, city staff and developers did have several exchanges about parking issues and the location of the building’s entrance.
Commissioner Nancy Wallerstein told the developers she would prefer to see the CVS entrance facing the shopping center so it would be easier for pedestrians at Corinth to access it.
LANE4 President Owen Buckley told the commissioners the company feels it is important to have the entrance face Mission Road instead of the main shopping center to open up parking around the current CVS space, part of which LANE4 expects to lease to a new restaurant.
“We don’t want angry CVS patrons or angry restaurant customers who can’t find a place to park,” Buckley said.