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Kum & Go asking for second Conway location

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 9:11pm

A couple of months after gaining approval for a Kum & Go convenience store near the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, company officials are coming back with a proposal for a second location.

Kum & Go will ask for rezoning on the Southeast corner of Meadowlake Road and Donaghey Avenue in order to place another convenience store with a fuel station at the next Conway Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the District Court Building. The current zoning in the area is residential (R-1), and the proposal will be for neighborhood commercial (C-2). A conditional use permit will also be proposed in order to add the fuel pumps.

The first Kum & Go store took a few months to be approved by the Conway City Council. Following several public hearings, the last proposal for the convenience store passed 5-3 in July. Voting for the rezoning were Aldermen Andy Hawkins, David Grimes, Mark Vaught, Shelley Mehl and Mary Smith. Voting no were Aldermen Theo Jones, Jim Rhodes and Sheila Whitmore.

Among other conditions imposed at the location on Dave Ward were operation times at 24 hours a day, seven days a week; the prohibition of an outdoor sound system; an 8-foot high privacy fence on the north property line; and brick construction of “UCA blend from Acme Brick.”

The new site is asking for neighborhood commercial for 4.2 acres on an area that would set against the rear yards of existing homes on the south. The commission is receiving a staff recommendation from the Conway Planning Department for rezoning but only for part of the area “to allow transitional zoning to the south.”

Kum & Go is a “quick shop, small-scale retail sales and services, providing primarily convenience goods and services to adjoining neighborhoods.”

The Kum & Go request is one of 10 proposals set at the commission meeting Monday night.

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SWIBC
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SWIBC 11/15/12 - 10:17 pm
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actually this will be the

actually this will be the third location, they are about ready to break ground on the first two stores

IDKM
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IDKM 11/16/12 - 11:40 am
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For those of us still in the dark

can you tell us where the other store is breaking ground that is not mentioned in the article?

SWIBC
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SWIBC 11/16/12 - 12:24 pm
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West Conway, West of Salem

West Conway, West of Salem but East of Hogan. South of Old Morrilton but North of Dave Ward Dr

i_wonder
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i_wonder 11/16/12 - 12:26 pm
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well
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"South of Old Morrilton but North of Dave Ward Dr"

That narrows it down.

At least you didn't say South of Canada and North of Mexico, because that would be vague.

SWIBC
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SWIBC 11/16/12 - 12:35 pm
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you could always call the

you could always call the Planning Department and ask about projects currently under development review or recently finished development review

i_wonder
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i_wonder 11/16/12 - 12:38 pm
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Call the County Judge at 450-4900.

PunkyLunky
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PunkyLunky 11/17/12 - 12:36 am
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Ha ha

"well
"South of Old Morrilton but North of Dave Ward Dr"
That narrows it down.
At least you didn't say South of Canada and North of Mexico, because that would be vague."

I literally lol'd.

IDKM
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IDKM 11/16/12 - 02:49 pm
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@ SWIBC

OK so I called the Planning Dept like you suggested and according to them:
the other location to which you refer is the southeast corner of Prince and Hogan. This area is zoned C3 which would not require any zoning changes, just a development review, however it has not been done.

SWIBC
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SWIBC 11/16/12 - 03:06 pm
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Bingo!

Bingo!

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 11/16/12 - 07:43 am
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If they build a store there then there may not be enough room to put in a roundabout later.
Not to mention the width of Meadowlake narrows greatly once you cross east of Donaghey.

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