A farm and ranch retail store wants to come to Bartonville.
Tractor Supply Company, a nationwide retailer, is proposing a 19,000-square-foot enclosed building with a 17,500-square-foot outdoor display in Bartonville, according to a Bartonville Planning & Zoning Commission meeting agenda.
The proposed location, though, has not been given to the town, said Town Administrator Michael Montgomery. However, five acres on the northwest corner of FM 407 and Hilltop is under contract, according to a local commercial realtor.
Tractor Supply Company is proposing a 19,097-square-foot enclosed building; a 17,500-square-foot fenced outdoor display area for bulky items (cattle gates, fencing, and fence posts), a shed for hay feed sales, and bulk propane sales; a 3,000-square-foot area designated for trailer and 3-point equipment display and sales; and seasonal outdoor display areas along the front facade/sidewalk (lawnmowers and ATVs).
For now, Ozark Civil Engineers has requested Agricultural Store to be added to the town’s zoning regulations. Currently, the use is undefined.
The proposed definition is: an establishment for the selling of corn, grain and other foodstuffs for animals and livestock, and other goods related to agricultural processes.
Town staff is recommending the new use be by conditional use permit in the Rural Business zoning district, permitted in the Village Center and Rural Services zoning districts, and prohibited in all other zoning districts.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct the first of two public hearings at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 1941 East Jeter Road. Bartonville Town Council will conduct the second public hearing at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18.