You are hereby notified that the Cranston City Plan Commission will meet to review the Master Plan for a proposed Major Land Development (MLD) for a multi-use commercial project entitled “Trolley Barn Plaza.” The public informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI.
The property owner/applicant is Trolley Barn Associates, LLC c/o First Hartford Realty Corp, PO Box 1270, Manchester, CT 06045.
The 6.61-acre subject parcel is located at 777 Cranston Street, further identified as Assessor’s Plat 7, Lot 1. The property is zoned M-2 (General Industry) but will require a rezone to C-5 with conditions to allow a warehousing use and the proposed freestanding sign. The Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map allocates the property as “Special Redevelopment Area” which will require amending to “Highway Commercial/Services” for the project to move forward. The rezoning and Comprehensive Plan amendment are separate and distinct from this MLD application, although related.
The applicant proposes to develop a multi-use commercial project including a bank, gas station/mini-mart, fast food restaurant and a 35,000 ft2 AutoZone with both retail and warehousing/distribution components. The bank, mini-mart and fast food restaurant all have drive-thru features.
All interested parties are invited to attend this public informational meeting at which plans will be presented for public comment and City Plan Commission review. Prior to the informational meeting, the proposed plans and the City staff memo/recommendation will be posted to the City’s Planning Department webpage. Plans are also available at the Planning Department, Cranston City Hall Room 309, between 8:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Pursuant to the Cranston Subdivision and Land Development Regulations, the proposed plan may be revised by the City Plan Commission as a result of further study or because of views expressed at this meeting. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired should contact the Planning Department at 461-1000 ext. 3136, seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting date.
Jason M. Pezzullo, AICP