The subject lands were initially subdivided for single family development. The majority of the parcels were acquired by Fussville Development LLC in the 1990's with plans to develop a mixed use development around the corporate headquarters of Strong Funds. The lands were initially classified for Commercial Development in the 2008 Comprehensive Plan, and currently are classified for Office Development, while located in the I-3 Executive Office/Light Industrial Zoning District.
According to the application, the proposed 82,200 square foot industrial building would be home to Tailored Label Products, Inc. new headquarters and manufacturing facility. The site plan shows that there would be space for an approximate 39,400 square foot addition to the south. The application states there would be 117 full time jobs and 13 part time jobs with 99 employees on the largest shift. There would 24-hour operations, however, the main hours of operation for the facility would be between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
A Certified Survey Map was reviewed and approved by the Plan Commission at their January 5, 2021 meeting to combine 15.83 acres of vacant single family lots into two lots - a 6.59 acre lot and a 9.24 acre lot. The submitted plans are proposing a new industrial building on the 6.59 acre lot.
The applicant provided the following justification for the Planned Infill Development Request:
The above items Tailored Label Products Inc. is requesting for exemptions directly reflect their efforts to provide a safe, prosperous and community enhancing building.
In order to move their corporate headquarters to this site, TLP will need 82,210 SF of office and production space. Because of their growth and plans to continue growing and creating employment opportunity they will also require a future building expansion of 39,445 SF. The exemptions listed above need to be taken on this site in order for TLP to continue their partnership and growth within the Village.
The setback and buffer exemptions are concentrated on the west property line, the side-setback, to ensure all front setbacks and buffers along Good Hope Rd are satisfied. The added landscape buffer along the west property line will be enhanced with a mix of tall evergreen trees and large deciduous shrubs. The tall evergreen trees and large deciduous shrubs will be in addition to the required at-grade landscape coverage and provide the necessary screening of the parking lot from the residential properties. The proposed site lighting will provide safe, functional lighting without imposing onto neighboring properties because of the provided back-light cutoffs as well as the additional landscape screening.
These exemptions are necessary for Tailored Label Products Inc. to develop their new headquarters on this site and the provisions made are adequate to not impose onto neighboring properties.