Rezoning for new businesses will dominate the Conway Planning Commission’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the District Court Building.
The commission will bring a request out of committee that would allow a drive-through pharmacy at 2521 West College Ave.
During the previous meeting, Eddie Glover, one of the partners in the building, which has until now housed a compounding pharmacy, said he was asking for a pick up window for a new "community retail pharmacy" in the current space. A drive-through already exists on the property, but it is not being used at this time. The drive-through would have traffic enter from Dennison and leave on College, but Glover said toward the end of the meeting that he would consider placing the drive-through on the opposite side of the building.
Representatives from the Conway Foot Clinic spoke out against the drive-through pharmacy, citing safety of their patients in the parking lot as a main concern.
None of the businesses spoke with each other prior to the September meeting.
"There is no excuse for that, and I will bend over backwards to accommodate our neighbors," Glover said. When given the option to pull his request in order to speak with them, he declined. "I appreciate the option, but we really need to move on."
The commission disagreed, holding the request in committee for a month while the business owners iron out their differences.
Another request held from a previous meeting concerned a conditional use permit for plant nursery storage within the Mallard Crossing Subdivision.
The request is to allow nursery plants and materials to be stored under the power line easement cutting diagonally through Lot 97B. The applicant purchased this property in August 2011 and constructed a single family residence on the lot. The Plant Outlet adjoins the property on the east.
The commission will also consider:
• a rezoning request from R-1 to Planned Unit Development (PUD) for 101 Hubbard Rd. to help create a walkable "village" on around four acres of land.
• a rezoning from O-1 to C-3 for a piece of property on Bob Courtway Drive. The applicant has not stated its intended use for the property.
• a rezoning request from C-3 to I-3 in an area off I-40 north of Muskogee Road.