Town okays new Fern Rd. building

Company owners have been looking at the property for a decade

The owners of North Pacific Window, Tom and Tim Andres, received council approval for their development permit to construct a light industrial building adjacent to their current location on Fern Road.

The business has been leasing their current facility, but they’ve had their sights set on owning their own building for quite some time.

“We wanted to buy the property but there was a lady living in it, but we knew it would come available at some point,” Tim Andres said. “We wanted to purchase it for 10 years and then it came up for sale and we took possession of it in August.”

In a report to council Monday, town planner Luke Sales said the application met the design guidelines for the area, as well as zoning, height, setback and parking requirements.

All that was required from staff, he said, was an increase in the landscaping plan. Sales noted a subsequent plan provided to council specifically addressed those concerns.

Although Coun. Scott Tanner had questions about building security, suggesting the building be moved to the lot line in order to provide fewer hiding spots for vandals, council agreed with Sales’ report and voted unanimously to give the development permit.

Andres said the next step in the business’s journey is to obtain a building permit, something he expects to receive early in January. After that, he said he expects to see shovels in the ground by the end of January, with the building slated for completion in May or June.

“We’re very pleased,” Tom Andres said.

“Excited,” added his brother.

 

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