03/02/14 — Two new stores coming to city

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Two new stores coming to city

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on March 2, 2014 1:50 AM

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to approve a number of planning requests at its meeting Monday night including site plans for a Dick's Sporting Goods and a PetSmart.

The new 55,000-square-foot building would be constructed on the vacant lot in between Cashwell Drive and Mall Road.

Access to the store would be provided along Eastgate Drive.

Site plans for a Wal-Mart Express at the corner of Wayne Memorial Drive and Tommy's Road will be on the consent agenda as well as a resolution setting a public hearing for the annexation of the five-acre property the building would sit on.

The public hearing will be set for the March 17 City Council meeting.

A Conditional Use permit to operate an Internet cafe in the North Plaza Shopping Center is expected to be approved following a public hearing on the proposal at the Feb. 17 City Council meeting.

The State Employees Credit Union will seek a site plan approval to construct a new building on the site of the old movie theater next to the Putt-Putt Fun Center.

Also up for approval is the contract for the relocation of a gas line along Berkeley Boulevard as part of the Berkeley Boulevard Widening Project.

The work will be performed by Piedmont Natural Gas at an estimated cost of $91,500.

According to the contract, the cost will not exceed $114,000.

Four water lines are being moved in addition to the gas line. Moving the water lines brought the cost of the project up $28,000 from the $104,000 it was expected to cost.

The project will add a right turn lane onto Royall Avenue from Berkeley Boulevard and construct another southbound lane from New Hope Road to connect with the section that is already a four-lane road north of U.S. 70.

The City Council is expected to give approval to the Tier Zero Gaming owner to operate tournaments in her gaming supply store on Ash Street.

A wellspring of support came from her customers during a public hearing in February in favor of the use.