Superior Engine growing in Crown East business park
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org April 16, 2013 11:48AM
Updated: April 16, 2013 3:17PM
CROWN POINT — With great excitement for the growth of an existing Crown Point business, the Plan Commission gave approval to a site development plan for Superior Engine at its meeting on April 8.
Nick Georgiou of G & K Development in St. John represented the owners of Superior Engine Service, Nagel Enterprises, which plans to build a new just facility valued at just under $1 million on the two lots at 11055 and 11085 Virginia Street in the Crown East business park.
Superior Engine is currently located at 1145 E. Summit St., a building it has outgrown. Thenew building will be a 12,600 square-foot shop and office.
Georgiou told the Plan Commission that they have made adjustments to the landscaping plan as recommended by the city’s Tree Board.
There will be two entrances to the property. The rear will be fenced and secured from the rest of the building and screened from the street by a chain link fence with slats.
There will be parking for customers in front of the building. John Marshall, president of the Plan Commission, requested a two-bike rack be put in the parking lot in front of the building.
One sticking point on the plans showed a grass area designated as “future parking area.” City Engineer Tris Miles said, “I would not want to be the one that looked at (the site development plan) in 10 years. I might think that the future parking had already been approved.”
City Attorney Joe Irak suggested that the wording on the approval and on the site plan should be changed to and future parking area would require future approval.
That is the way that it was incorporated into the motion for approval.