Cranberry’s Planning Advisory Commission on Monday unanimously gave the green light to in the Cranberry Crossroads development.
Developer Phil Bishop of ECHO Realty said the 12,063 square-foot store would be the final piece to the plaza, which currently is under construction on Route 228. When finished, the shopping center will feature a two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods at its center.
Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote later this month on whether to give final approval to the La-Z-Boy plans.
Bishop said the store would function as a showroom gallery only, meaning customers won’t be able to cart their furniture choices from inside the building on the same day they visit it. Instead, customers will order the furniture from the showroom and it will be delivered to their homes.
The La-Z-Boy store is slated to be located to the left of the two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods. A GetGo gas station and convenience store and a Men’s Warehouse clothing store also are slated for the complex.
If Cranberry supervisors approve the plans, Bishop said he hopes to begin construction on the furniture store by July.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods store is scheduled to be open just before the start of the holiday shopping season in October, he added. If all goes according to plan, the La-Z-Boy should be open about a month later.
“The goal is to be completely done by the end of the year,” Bishop said.
Once finished, Cranberry Crossroads will include pedestrian and bike paths. There also are plans for a gazebo, trees, shrubs, benches and other landscaping details required by the township’s streetscape enhancement ordinance.
And it could expand in the future.
Bishop said Echo recently purchased 4.5 acres adjacent to the Cranberry Crossroads property that once was owned by Simon Property Group.
Bishop said it still hasn’t been decided if the land will be used as office or retail space.
The developer also is , including new turning lanes on Route 228 and a connector street to the highway, to help ease traffic from Cranberry Crossroads.