Westlake Ace Hardware in Corinth Square is asking the Prairie Village Planning Commission for permission to put a constructed garden center in the parking lot where it has operated in previous years.
The open air garden center would have the cedar and stone look that is prevalent in Corinth Square since its makeover. It also will incorporate black metal fencing. “It makes it look more part of the center,” general manager Larry Boten said.
The center will cover 8,280 square feet, about the same size area as the store recently has used for garden items. And it will occupy essentially the same location in the parking lot to the north of the store.
A weather-proof area will replace the pop-up tent used for checkout. A neighborhood meeting to discuss the application Monday night drew only two participants, both of whom strongly approved of the plans and drawings shown by Westlake.
The application is expected to go to the planning commission in January. Boten said the hope is to have the new garden center built and open for this spring.