Movie theater coming to Carrollton? – Smithfield Times

Planners Okay structure change for The Crossings


A movie theater and an “upscale” grocery keep are between the prospective buyers developer Jerry Bowman is courting for the commercial section of The Crossings.

The development’s residential stage, which will involve up to 240 condominium models, broke ground past year at the intersection of Carrollton and Brewer’s Neck boulevards. But Bowman’s plans for its business phase, he argues, are contingent on Isle of Wight County enabling him to scrap the circa-2002 plans for a shopping center and instead subdivide the land into several smaller sized industrial web-sites.

Isle of Wight’s Planning Commission is on board, acquiring voted unanimously at its March 22 meeting to approve Bowman’s proposed layout modify. The issue will head to Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors in April for a ultimate conclusion.

“What we’re viewing nowadays is a whole lot of vendors want to very own their individual residence,” Bowman informed the commissioners.

Purchasing facilities, by comparison, are ordinarily owned by a single entity and lease room to renters.

The Crossings’ builders had presented a revised conceptual plan to the county in February demonstrating a scaled-down browsing center and parking good deal — and 4 detached structures, every with its personal parking large amount. But Bowman is not certain to that particular layout, according to Amy Ring, the county’s director of local community enhancement.

Under the asked for variations, the density of the business phase would continue to overall no a lot more than 202,100 square feet — the exact as initially authorized for the buying center. But a letter from the Virginia Division of Transportation warns traffic created by the growth could likely enhance from what was earlier forecasted if the detached structures are altered from retail to larger-intensity works by using. In accordance to Ring, the developer isn’t demanded to carry out a targeted traffic affect evaluation considering that the density isn’t shifting.

The grocery keep, Bowman stated, would total 46,000 to 48,000 square toes. He declined to specify the title of the store, citing a nondisclosure agreement, but explained it would be a massive national grocery chain.

He’s also in conversations with an arts-and-crafts retail store and a greenback keep.

There also may perhaps be a market for “a great workplace setting up,” he reported.

The commercial period will be buffered by various parcels alongside Carrollton Boulevard. According to Ring, the county has received three programs to date: a single for a Royal Farms, 1 for a Hardee’s and one for a health care office constructing.