Hurdles for new Longs |

Hurdles for new Longs

Grass Valley building officials and one resident assured Longs Drugs this morning there will be high hurdles to jump before a new store is approved for the chain at Idaho-Maryland Road and East Main Street.

Longs officials were told by members of the city’s Design Review Committee that multi-use should be considered for the project, adding residences or offices on top of the building or alongside.

Longs Design Manager Renata Tyler said Longs has never built a store with uses other than its own and that could be problematic.

Tyler was also told the proposed drive-through for the pharmacy would take a zoning amendment because they are not allowed in the neighborhood-commercial district where it will sit.

They were also told the drive-through and the box design of the building would come under tough scrutiny as the building plan emerges.

Longs officials will return to the committee with a revised design in the future and it will have to be approved by the city’s Planning Commission and the City Council before it is built.

To see the full story, see Wednesday’s edition of the Union.

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