Washington Planning and Zoning Commission members have given first-round approval to a new preliminary plat for the Phoenix Center II development.
During their meeting Monday night, the commissioners recommended that the city council approve Plat 6 for the commercial/retail development located off Highway 100.
The plat calls for creating five commercial lots south of the Kohl’s department store.
Most of the infrastructure improvements for the area are in place except for Marie Court and some water lines that need to be extended, said Darren Lamb, community and economic development director.
Dan Boyce, city engineer, said the site plan committee reviewed the plat and “found it to be in conformance with city regulations.”
Boyce, in a letter to Lamb, said that prior to a final plat approval, financial assurances need to be in place for any unfinished infrastructure improvements.
Six retail buildings are proposed on three of the lots. Those would range in size from 25,000 to 7,000 square feet.
Mark Frankenberg of BFA said a strip development is proposed similar to the one south of the Target store in the center.
The board’s recommendation goes to the city council which will take up the issue at its meeting next week.