The site development plan for Gillman Home and Lumber was approved Monday night at the Plan Commission meeting at City Hall.
Charlie Gillman, owner and CEO of Gillman Home Center, wants to break ground in the spring for a 24,988 square foot retail store and 19,500 square foot lumber barn on a 5.2 acre site at 200 Lee Boulevard in Shelbyville.
That lot is currently vacant but sits in a high traffic area that is appealing to Gillman, who owns and operates more than a dozen retail centers in southeastern Indiana and Ohio, including Connersville, Edinburgh and Batesville, where the company is based.
There will be 56 parking spaces for the retail store that will use approximately 15,000 square feet of the main building for retail and the remaining 9,000 square feet for storage and supplies.
The lumber barn will offer home-building materials.
The Plan Commission unanimously approved the plan 10-0, which included a vote from Winnie Souvier – one of two new county-appointed members to the commission that will have 11 voting members in 2022.