Panel recommending denial of Salvation Army thrift store
January 12, 2005 - By MIKE ANTHONY
The Crestwood Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending denial of a request by the Salvation Army to operate a thrift store at 9283 Watson Road, citing a lack of economic benefit to the city.
Because purchases at the proposed Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center would be tax-exempt, no sales-tax revenue would be generated for Crestwood, commission members noted, citing the city's general fund financial problems.
But Salvation Army representatives countered that the thrift store still would benefit the city, generating additional foot traffic for nearby businesses and employing 15 to 20 area residents.
Salvation Army officials last week appeared before the Plan-ning and Zoning Commission, seeking a conditional-use permit, or CUP, to operate the 18,828-square-foot thrift store, which would