Spec buildings planned for distribution

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two new warehouse buildings are slated for construction in Bullitt County in the near future.

The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved variances which would allow two structures to be built in Shepherdsville.

Attorney Ray Bannon, representing developers in Settlers Point and in Cedar Grove Business Park, said that the buildings were speculative in nature and no tenants had been secured.

One warehouse building would be built next to Lowe’s on Conestoga Parkway.

The second 600,000 square foot facility would be built next to Best Buy in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

Both facilities received variances to reduce the size and number of parking spaces, which is a common request as the current regulations are old.

Besides those two facilities, the board also approved variances for a business which has been in operation since 1951.

Taylor Battery Company, located off Old Preston Highway in Hillview, will demolish two homes, a garage and another storage building.

The plans are to expand the current facility.

Attorney John Wooldridge said the variances would be for the reduction in parking spaces and actual size of the spaces, as well as a front yard parking encroachment and a side yard variance.

At the end of the construction, owner Carl Payne said there would be one modern building.

The battery outlet does little retail business. There are 21 employees and several of those are on the road making sales calls.

The business would continue to use the Old Preston entrance and would not affect any surrounding property owners.

The next meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment will be on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the courthouse annex. The public is invited to attend.