By Josh Jordan
At the April 2 meeting, the Greater Hilltop Area Commission made its unanimous decision to fill a void in the West Broad landscape.
Solstice Sleep is a mattress manufacturing company currently located off of Fisher Road. Now they have the commissions support to buy and renovate the old Target store at 3720 West Broad Street.
“What we’re looking to do is bring our entire operation over from Fisher Road and also build a small retail outlet store in the front portion of the building,” said Evan Fercasso who was representing Solstice Sleep. “We would be adding around 10 loading docks to the back of the building to accommodate our inbound and outgoing freight.”
Initial questions from the commissioners and the community showed concern about the amount of trucks coming and going from the facility, but Solstice Sleep has a plan for that.
“All of our trucks will be heading west on West Broad Street. If they’re going out the opposite direction, they’re going out to Wilson Road,” said Fercasso.
This plan means that all truck traffic would only take right turns into and out of the lot in front of Target. Fercasso also said that no trucks would be allowed to park on site, even with the large parking lot out front. This is a continued policy from their current facility.
With 20 to 40 trucks expected daily, these policies were welcomed by the commission and was followed by the unanimous decision to approve the variances required for Solstice Sleep to purchase the property.