Town to oversee ShopRite expansion
The Town Board has assumed environmental oversight for the proposed, 11,864-square-foot expansion of ShopRite Supermarket at 100 Massa Lane and 38,373 square feet of new retail space on two adjacent parcels.
The designation of lead agency was approved by the board without discussion during a meeting last week.
Following the meeting, Supervisor James Quigley said the two-phase project would include use of a parcel that fronts U.S. Route 9W.
“This is a reintroduction of a submittal that they made to the Planning Board in 2006 that they never built, so they’re bringing it back,” he said.
Under a first phase, ShopRite would add 10,250 square feet to the existing supermarket; 669 square feet to an ancillary vestibule; and 945 square feet to its mezzanine.
There would also be 36,500 square feet of cleared land developed for parking space, while the existing parking area would be regraded to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
“This phase will also include drainage improvements in accordance with (state Department of Environmental Conservation) standards, replacement of the existing area lights, restriping of the parking area, additional landscaping, and various site improvements,” developers wrote.
The second phase would include construction of a 30,961-square-foot retail building and a 7,412-square-foot building that does not have a use listed on the environmental form. The work would also include drainage improvements, replacement of the existing area lights, restriping of the parking areas, and installation of sidewalks.
“A second cross access to the adjacent Home Depot site will be constructed in this phase and will include a pipe culvert and stabilized embankment inside the drainage channel at the north side of the property,” developers wrote.
Quigley said the second phase would help alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. Route 9W where Ulster Avenue and East Chester Street meet.
“We’re going to use this as an attempt to clean up some of the traffic problems,” he said.
The exterior of ShopRite in the town of Ulster on Saturday.