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Two new commercial developments proposed in Hickory area

Two new commercial developments are in the planning stages, including the combination of two lots on Route 1 in Hickory, where a Valvoline Instant Oil Change is proposed.
Two new commercial developments are in the planning stages, including the combination of two lots on Route 1 in Hickory, where a Valvoline Instant Oil Change is proposed. (Erika Butler / Baltimore Sun)

Two new small commercial developments are proposed in the Hickory area north of Bel Air, one a single story building and the other a car service business.

Plans for both were presented Wednesday for review by the Harford County Development Advisory Committee.

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One development is a single-story, 7,836-square-foot building on 1.4 acres near the northwest corner of 543 and the Hickory Bypass.

Access to the site, which would be built to accommodate retail and restaurants, including one with a drive-through, would be directly across from Jack Lane, which also provides access to the existing Royal Farm store at the intersection.

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Two new commercial developments are in the planning stages, including a one-story, 7,836-square-foot building on Route 543 at the intersection with Route 1, directly across from Royal Farms.
Two new commercial developments are in the planning stages, including a one-story, 7,836-square-foot building on Route 543 at the intersection with Route 1, directly across from Royal Farms. (Erika Butler / Baltimore Sun)

“We want it to be as far away from 1 and 543 as possible,” Dan Spiker, a project engineer with MRA, told DAC members.

He said the sites developers aren’t sure yet who the tenants will be for the restaurants.

The vacant brick house on the property will be demolished as part of the redevelopment, Striker said.

About a mile away, a new car service center is planned on a one-acre lot along Route 1.

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change is proposing to consolidate two properties into one and build a 2,535-square-foot motor vehicle service center with a 1,200-square-foot storage building and 2,304-square-foot, two-story office building, according to the plans reviewed Wednesday.

The service center would be built on property between Harford Bank and Wendy’s, across from Wawa along the business portion of Route 1 through Hickory.

DAC members made several comments about sediment control, stormwater management and address identification.

No one from the public commented.

Based on Wednesday’s review comments, revised plans will be submitted for final county approval.

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