Hailey P&Z approves Attic renovation | Hailey
The Attic Thrift Store in Hailey is well on the way to expanding to 2,760 square feet in the near future, having received unanimous design review approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday.
The store, whose revenue stream is more than a fifth of The Advocates’ budget, will move its primary entry point from Carbonate Street to North River Street during the renovation, adding additional retail space, five angled parking stands on River Street, and a new outdoor display area .
In a presentation on Monday, project representative Chad Blincoe from Blincoe Architecture from Ketchum described the existing loft building with an area of 5,700 square meters as “outdated” and “tired”.
“With all due respect, it is basically a demolition property – that is, if any kind of development should take place [on the site] at a later date, ”he told the Commission.
Blincoe said the renovation project will expand the facility in “affordable, doable” ways.
“We will try to keep as many of the existing windows as possible to minimize the business impact,” he said.
The loft facade will have rustic metal siding and bronze siding, Blincoe said. Wooden shingles on the existing mansard roof will also be replaced.
“A great example of a building with [rustic metal materials] is the Bigwood Bakery in Ketchum, ”said Blincoe. “These materials will complement the light-colored brick siding very well.”
In terms of accessibility, the store will get a new ADA-compliant bathroom and ramp on the northwest corner of the property, he said.
“As discussed with the city [planning department]The shop will be responsible for clearing snow on the ramp, ”said Blincoe.
Exterior views unveiled Monday showed a garage door similar to the one at Sun Valley Brewing Co. on Main Street.
“The garage door wouldn’t be an accent, but it would give the building an outdoor feel,” he said.
Given the planned modernization of River Street in the city, a lightbulb for the corner of North River and Carbonate Streets has been removed from the proposal.
“I don’t think it is fair for the applicant to pay additional costs to house River Street [improvements]”Said Inspector Richard Pogue.” It would make sense to just continue with the building. “
Although the commissioners agreed that moving the entry point to River Street would be expensive, they said it would help liven up the street with more pedestrian activity.
Commissioner Janet Fugate noted that the store is already experiencing high traffic with a valley wide customer base.
“When my friends come from another state, they want to go to the attic first,” she said. “The store is a clear win for the community and the new entrance will make the building more accessible.”
Commissioner Owen Scanlon said a supervised drop-off point was a must.
“People who are not monitored leave trash and broken toilets,” he said. “You can’t imagine what people will do.”
* This story has been updated to correct the income the attic is providing to the advocates organization.