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Addition on tap for Domino's near York

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The owner of an industrially zoned property off Mount Rose Avenue in Spring Garden Township, York County, wants to erect a new retail building for a current tenant, which will require a hearing before the township Dec. 18.

Stahl Headers Inc. applied for the special exception Nov. 27 so it can build a 1,750-square-foot addition to an existing Domino’s pizza outlet facing Mount Rose Avenue. The existing 1,000-square-foot building would then be leased to another tenant, according to the application.

Jonathan Stahl, the applicant and owner of the property, could not be reached for comment. The site in question is on a stretch of Mount Rose that carries traffic between Interstate 83 and the city.

The application includes a memo from Gordon L. Brown Associates Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying company, that details the project and that asserts the plan to improve the existing industrial park zone "will not negatively impact the environment or social integrity of the community"

John Runge, the civil engineer who drafted the letter, said the project is relatively simple but requires a special exception because the new structure, along with the old one, will make the site a "multi-tenant" location.

"It is pretty much staying the status quo," said Runge, who is vice president of land development for Gordon L. Brown. "It really isn’t going to change."

Directly behind Domino’s are other retailers, including shoe store Flying Feet. Another neighbor is the corporate office of Graham Architectural Products. 

Linda S. Keller, the township director of community development and planning, said the requested change is minor, so she doesn’t anticipate issues with its approval.

The interchange of Mount Rose Avenue and I-83 has been undergoing a major overhaul designed to improve traffic flow but that also might attract new development.

"I’m sure it will," Runge said. But that isn’t why the Domino's expansion was planned, he said. It has been in the works for a while.

The application notes that the project will have a positive impact.

"These improvements are in line with the proposed growth along the corridor and should encourage future expansion in the area," it says.

The application shows that Stahl has owned the site since 1993 and that it was purchased from the York County Industrial Development Authority. The total lot size is about four acres, the application notes. The site already has public water and sewage, as well as other services.

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