Public hearing set for proposed Dollar Tree store in Richmond

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Public hearing set for proposed Dollar Tree store in Richmond
A project rendering courtesy of city documents.

A public hearing for a proposed Dollar Tree store at 12300 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond is scheduled for the Richmond Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.

The meeting is set to be held via Zoom starting at 6:30 p.m. (see end of this story for details on how to enter the meeting).

The proposal to locate a Dollar Tree store in the vacant building at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Barrett Avenue has drawn concern in the community that the discount chain store could worsen traffic and traffic safety at a busy intersection while potentially drawing crime and cutting into the sales of local small businesses.

In September, the city’s Design Review Board recommended the project to the Richmond Planning Commission for approval with a number of design-related conditions.

At a previous Design Review Board meeting in August, property owners Jennifer Yu and Kevin Kim described difficulties in securing a tenant for the space that had been vacant since 2016 and added that Dollar Tree would bring significant investment to the property.

The store would employ 15-20 people, with a average of 3-7 employees working at any given time, and would generally operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., project plans state.

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:30 p.m.

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