The Frederick Planning Commission on Monday approved site plans for two new businesses in the area of Monocacy Boulevard and Gas House Pike.
The commission voted unanimously to approve the construction of a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at Monocacy Boulevard and Gas House Pike, as well as a 68-bed nursing home and adult living facility nearby.
The 5,371-square-foot Royal Farms is part of a project that will include a 16,320-square-foot, single-story office building that would be built on the rear of the lot once the convenience store is finished.
The 37,196-square-foot Poet’s Walk nursing home center will be built on Gas House Pike at Monocacy Boulevard.
The approval of the site plan required changing the designation of the parcel of land in the Riverside Corporate Park from a commercial designation to an employment classification.
The facility will be operated by New Jersey-based Spring Hills Senior Communities.
The company has 16 communities around the country, Regional Executive Director Chip Harrison told the commission. They include sites in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas.