Mount Airy post office plan gets zoning panel's preliminary nod

September 29, 1994

The Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission has given conditional approval to a site plan for the post office at the northwest corner of Park Avenue and Route 27.

The commission voted 4-1 Monday night to approve the plan.

In voting against it, commission Chairman Keith Gehle expressed concern that the proposed building would be an unattractive landmark at a major entrance to town.

"We need to be more aware of the aesthetic values of what we're looking at in this town," he said.

Mr. Gehle criticized the fact that the back of the post office faced the heavily traveled Route 27 and objected to plans to have a retaining wall along the edge of the site adjacent to Route 27.

Final approval of the post office site plan is contingent on the postal service providing details of the site fencing and an illustration of the rear view of the building.

The 2.5-acre site is owned by Frall Developers. Once the plan has approved final approval, the Postal Service will advertise for a builder.

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