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Yuma Supervisors OK New Family Dollar Store

By Mara Knaub for the Yuma Sun

Despite opposition from a nearby merchant, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved a request for a special use permit allowing construction of a new Family Dollar store.

The 8,000K SF store will be built on the southwest corner of Avenue C and 8th Street.

Existing buildings will be demolished for the construction of the new store. The rest of the property will be used for parking, retention basins and setback requirements.

In addition, the applicant requested a variance to reduce the amount of required parking spaces, based on a pre-annexation development agreement with the city of Yuma. Planner Fernando Villegas said the city requires the size of the property be reduced to allow for additional right-of-way for the future widening of 8th Street and Avenue C.

Both staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval. Staff noted this retail store will meet the daily needs of the neighborhood and the proposed development is an improvement to the area. Staff also pointed out that the proposed project is considered to be in harmony with the area in which it is located.

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