Wheeling Planning Commission To Consider New Developments

Photo Provided – This artist’s rendering shows the planned design for a new Ohio Valley Community Federal Credit Union branch at 1114 Chapline St. in Wheeling. The Wheeling Planning Commission will consider recommendation of a site plan review for this proposed project and will review proposals for other private developments and businesses in the city during the commission’s first regular monthly meeting of the year tonight.

WHEELING – The Wheeling Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of the new year to consider action on a number of different ventures being proposed in the city.

The Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today, and the meeting will take place virtually. It will be live-streamed on the city’s official Facebook site.

Among new business slated for tonight is a site plan review for 1114 Chapline St., where Ohio Valley Community Federal Credit Union plans to construct a new office building with a drive-thru. According to the plans, the existing structure and drive-thru will be demolished and a new two-story building totaling more than 6,000 square feet of space will be built.

Retail and financial services will be conducted on the first floor, with offices for lending and administrative personnel operating on the second floor. The parking lot will provide 46 parking spaces with two ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) accessible spaces.

Another site plan review to be considered will be for The Woda Group’s proposed Carnegie Greene senior housing complex at 39th and Jacob streets. Woda Cooper Development Inc. is proposing the construction of 39 apartments at the site, along with 20 parking spaces.

The Wheeling Planning Commission approved the same building for a residential community by the Woda Group at 37th and Jacob streets back in February 2020, and that building is currently under construction.

According to the property plans, Carnegie Greene is a four-story facility with elevators and an array of modern amenities for seniors. The units will provide a full package of energy efficient appliances, and the facility will include space for on-site management.

Members of the Planning Commission also will also hold a hearing on a request for a special use permit for 41-40th Street, where Play N Stay LLC proposes to operate a pet boarding, daycare, training and grooming business.

The site in South Wheeling was formerly occupied by Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, but has been vacant for several years. Purchase of the property for the proposed use is pending zoning approval. The property is currently zone I-2 General Industry.

Play N Stay Pet Camp offers “luxury overnight lodging for dogs and cats,” along with dog daycare, grooming, training and pet owner consulting. The owners of the business, Jessica Barclay and Vanessa Craig, founded the business with a location in St. Clairsville that opened in 2006 and one in Wheeling that opened in 2012. They hope to expand the business to the third location in South Wheeling.

Barring any unforeseen issues raised during the hearing, city staff is recommending approval of the pet camp plan, along with recommendations to approve both the credit union and senior housing complex projects.


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