Nationwide car 'salvage service' eyes Isle of Wight industrial park – Smithfield Occasions – Smithfield OccasionsSeptember 14, 2022
Printed 2:18 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022
By Stephen Faleski
Insurance coverage Auto Auctions shared this picture of its St. Louis, Missouri facility for instance of what’s proposed for a 75-acre web site in Isle of Wight County’s industrial park alongside Benn’s Church Boulevard. (submitted picture)
The submitted web site plan for the proposed Isle of Wight County Insurance coverage Auto Auctions facility exhibits a landscaped buffer to protect the location from view of Benn's Church Boulevard.
A nationwide automotive public sale enterprise with six branches in Virginia is eyeing the Isle of Wight Industrial Park off Benn’s Church Boulevard for its seventh.
Superior Development Growth LLC has utilized for a zoning modification to create a “scrap and salvage service” on two parcels totaling 75 acres. The applying is on behalf of Insurance coverage Auto Auctions, an internet-based auctioneer of automobiles concerned in collisions, floods or repossessions.
In response to William Dytrych, supervisor of actual property growth for Insurance coverage Auto Auctions, the corporate would retailer roughly 3,500 automobiles on consignment from insurers on the proposed web site.
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The auctions can be solely on-line, with many bidders originating from exterior america, Dytrych stated.
The positioning would include a single-story steel constructing, concrete parking zone for workers and prospects, and outside car storage paved with asphalt millings.
Entry from Benn’s Church Boulevard can be through IWIP Highway.
IWIP Highway averaged 260 automobiles per day, in accordance with a Nov. 16, 2020, visitors impression evaluation by Glen Allen-based Randy Kemp Associates for the undertaking. Benn’s Church Boulevard, a four-lane divided freeway, averaged 11,000. The evaluation estimates the proposed Insurance coverage Auto Auctions web site would generate a further 190 journeys out and in of the power on a typical weekday.
Dytrych anticipates the location would create 15 full-time jobs.
“We like to rent regionally,” Dytrych stated, noting that the corporate can also be within the apply of contracting with native towing corporations to convey automobiles out and in of its websites.
The positioning can be surrounded by a 6-foot fence and screened from view of Benn’s Church Boulevard by a landscaped buffer. Two stormwater ponds would facilitate drainage.
Slightly than proudly owning the land, Insurance coverage Auto Auctions is proposing a 15-year lease.
Isle of Wight’s Planning Fee held an Aug. 23 public listening to on the proposal. It drew no audio system. The commissioners, nevertheless, voted to desk the matter till September, wanting extra info on the location’s fire-prevention efforts. Commissioner Thomas Distefano additionally proposed requiring a decommissioning plan for the top of the location’s lease, much like what the county requires for photo voltaic farms.