P&Z considering plans for Crabtree Dealership Stephen Bellis, attorney for the old Crabtree site located at 405 Bridgeport Ave., announced at the latest Planning and Zoning (P&Z) board meeting that Big Y planned to sign the lease for the property on Feb. 10, but that date will now be pushed back to finalize some details for the property. The main project has been approved, according to Bellis, but the talk of implementing an 800 square foot kiosk near where the gas station will be on the property pushed the possible lease signing back until the board\u2019s next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24. \u201cThis is something the they (Big Y representatives) wanted to have near the gas station,\u201d said Bellis. Board members were against some of the details Bellis mentioned when describing the 800 square foot building that would be operated by an attendant. P&Z Chairman Ruth Parkins referred to the building in question as a \u201cconvenience store\u201d because Bellis had said Big Y reps were looking to sell cigarettes, candy, bottled water, soda, among other items. Her and other board members were opposed to the selling of cigarettes and creating a building that would develop too much foot traffic. They did approve the kiosk to sell motor oil, windshield wiper fluid and other products for vehicles. Bellis said he is unsure if the kiosk is a walk-in building v.s a walk up window, but said it is not a convenience store. \u201cThey\u2019re not going to sell lottery tickets or any of that stuff,\u201d said Bellis. \u201cThis isn\u2019t supposed to be a convenience store,\u201d said Parkins. \u201cIt\u2019s supposed to be a gas station accessory, but it\u2019s turning into one. They are trying to push the envelope.\u201d The store plans to implement a coin based redemption system where customers can use coins they collect to get items from the kiosk for free or gas for a reduced price. Commissioner Jimmy Tickey said he is concerned about approving the kiosk for consideration of what neighboring residents feared when the idea of a supermarket\/gas station occupying the property became a possibility, such as loud noise and other disturbances. \u201cThey were concerned about extra activity, they were concerned about lights, and now you\u2019ve got a situation where you\u2019re pulling up to go running into a store,\u201d said Parkins. Bellis said a \u201cComing soon sign\u201d for the supermarket will be placed on the property shortly after the lease is finalized and signed. According to Bellis, the estimated wrap-up date for the project is Oct. 2016. \u201cThis is something the they (Big Y representatives) wanted to have near the gas station,\u201d said Bellis. The project was tabled until the board\u2019s next meeting on Feb. 24.