Tire Proz wins approval for new storeA Stillwater, Minn., tire and vehicle-accessory business has gained permission from the Hudson City Council to open a store and service center at the corner of Crest View Drive and Industrial Street.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
A Stillwater, Minn., tire and vehicle-accessory business has gained permission from the Hudson City Council to open a store and service center at the corner of Crest View Drive and Industrial Street.
Tire Proz was granted a certificate of compliance to locate the business in a commercial zone by a 5-1 vote at the City Council’s Dec. 21 meeting.
Alderperson Randy Morrissette II voted against granting the certificate, apparently because he thought the business should be required to move the driveway on the property farther away from the intersection.
Tire Proz owners Jay Andrews and Jay Andrews Jr. still need approval of final development plans for the property before they can proceed with construction of a new 6,000-square-foot building.
The main building now on property – formerly home to Hudson Flooring and K.J.’s Photo – will be razed to make way for the new auto service center. So will a pole shed that was used to sell fireworks in the summer.
Dustin Rassback of Derrick Commercial Contracting presented the plans for the new building to the council.
He said the side of the building facing Crest View Drive will have large windows. The service bay doors will face Industrial Street.
Community Development Director Dennis Darnold said he and the city’s engineer had studied the driveway issue and come to the conclusion that the present location is the best spot for it.
Moving the access would affect storm water drainage of the property, Darnold said, and allow only one more vehicle to stop at the traffic light on Industrial Street without blocking the driveway.
Jay Andrews said he anticipates the business will employ eight people initially.
The city in 2008 rejected an attempt by Andrews to convert the former Perkins Restaurant property on Crest View Drive into a Tire Proz store. Neighbors of that property objected to the plan.