A proposed multiplex movie theater took another step toward construction Thursday, earning plat approval from the Lewisburg Planning Commission, but a public hearing slated for a site plan review had to be tabled due to an incomplete storm water evaluation.
The owner of a movie theater complex in Logan County, Barnette Development LLC, began moving through the regulatory process to construct a similar multiplex in the Gateway Commons development in Lewisburg in September.
Plans call for construction of an eight-screen theater with stadium seating that would accommodate 1,000 patrons.
Thursday evening, the city’s planners gave the nod to both preliminary and final plats for the $5 million project, subject to approval of the storm water plan by Stafford Engineering, according to city Recorder Shannon Ninnemann.
She emphasized that the plats must also be approved by city council.
Mayor John Manchester explained that the scheduled site plan review had to be tabled for an additional month because the applicant’s engineer hadn’t allowed enough time for an independent analysis of the developer’s storm water plan to be conducted. That analysis is required by city ordinance.
The mayor said he expects the developer to present excavation permits and related paperwork to city officials during a council meeting later this month.
“Excavation at the site should happen as soon as the weather permits,” Manchester predicted.
He said no target date for completion of the theater complex has yet been announced.
Unusually chilly weather has also taken a toll on various city projects, including readying ball fields for baseball and softball season, Manchester noted. Opening day has been pushed back a week, to April 13, meaning it will coincide with the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival.
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