Lexington Planning Commission approves site plans for new Hobby Lobby
The project is in the early stages, but a new Hobby Lobby could be on its way to Lexington.
Company officials have not made any official announcement but have submitted a site plan. John Hanson, director of planning, building and technology for the town of Lexington, said the project has received approval by the town’s Planning Commission. Building plans, stormwater plans and architectural plans have not yet been submitted.
The Planning Commission approved the site plan on April 23.
Hobby Lobby media representative Ashley Wilemon said the company doesn’t typically announce a new location until a lease is signed. She added that stores bring an average of 30 to 50 jobs.
An address hasn’t yet been assigned to the store’s potential location, but town council gave first reading approval to annexation of land at the intersection of Hope Ferry Road and Sunset Boulevard, near the existing Walgreens. Hanson said the annexation is related to the proposed Hobby Lobby.