Williams Oil & Propane, the company that owns a network of Dandy Mart convenience stores, is planning to replace the existing store at the intersection of Water and Millard Streets in Dundee.
Following a preliminary review of the site plan July 27, members of the Dundee Planning Board have referred the project to the Yates County Planning Board for review at its August meeting.
The site plan calls for a new store to be built at the location where the current structure is located, but the new store will be oriented so the main entrance faces south, toward the new fuel pumps.
Those fuel pumps will be operational as soon as new electric service is completed on the site. Construction that is underway at the north side of the current store will be the space for the electrical service required for the new pumps, says Tom Dobrydney of Fagan Engineers. The plans for that construction were included in the first phase of the project — the new fuel pump island.
The new store is the second phase of the project. In conjunction with the construction of the store, Dandy Mart and village officials are seeking state Department of Transportation permits for new curbing, sidewalk and crosswalk design in the area of the intersection.
The site plan calls for a more clearly defined intersection between Millard and Water Streets and the entrance to the Dundee Central School property. The plan also calls for a stop sign for northbound traffic on Water Street. Currently, there is a stop sign for southbound traffic on Water Street and eastbound traffic on Millard Street. If the state department of transportation grants the permit for the additional stop sign, the intersection will become a three-way stop with the school entrance.
Village and school officials have requested changes at the intersection in the past, seeking a traffic signal, which has been denied by DOT officials.
The plan also calls for curbing and sidewalk in the state DOT right of way from the school entrance heading south along Water Street in front of the store. A portion of that sidewalk will be a painted walkway on the asphalt according to Dobrydney.
A grass-covered area will be installed along Water Street in front of the new fuel pumps to define traffic flow areas to and from the pumps area.
The village and Dandy Mart must both submit applications for DOT permits for the work that is proposed within the state’s right of way.
The company wants to begin construction of the new store this fall. More detail on the construction will be presented at the next Planning Board meeting.