Adjacent to Pasta Vita, Michael Picard – the owner of Atlas Outdoor Fence Company and the soon-to-be-built Hanford Commons – is constructing an outdoor business and contractor’s storage yard.
The application from his new LLC – 215 Elm Street Associates – was approved by the Zoning Commission on February 19. Picard wasted no time and construction on the project began this Monday.
Picard “plans to construct phase one of a commercial development that will provide contractor business storage, warehousing and manufacturing space,” according to Mike Ott, a civil engineer working for Picard. “Phase one improvements will include excavation and grading of the site with removal of trees and vegetation with effort to maintain a 50-foot buffer and minimize cutting of trees to the extent possible.”
The facility will be used primarily as storage for Atlas Outdoor Fence Company itself. According to Ott, the Mill Rock Road East location will remain the retail space for the company.