roderick market

A combination restaurant-gas station gained the approval of the Thompson’s Station planning commission and design review commission last week.

Called Roderick’s Market and part of larger Roderick Place, its site plan was approved for a restaurant and convenience store with a gas station on a 2.57-acre site located along the east side of Columbia Pike, north of Thompson’s Station Road, south of Critz Lane.

The applicant is proposing the development of a 5,761-square foot one-story building containing a restaurant with patio dining and a convenience store with gas facilities on 2.57 acres. The building has an entrance on the east elevation to provide access to both the store and the restaurant. The restaurant will have an enclosed patio area with a fenced lawn area along the front elevation. The west elevation has double doors for access from the dining to the fenced lawn area. Gas pumps will be located in the rear of the site and will be attached to the main structure by the canopy structure.

“We are pleased to see a development that brings retail and restaurants to our area that fit within our long-term goals,” Thomspon’s Station Mayor Corey Napier said of the plan.

However, there is no telling when it might actually be built. The larger Roderick Place, a mixed-use residential, hotel, and retail project by C&L Development have not begun construction after years of having town approval.

Three-fourths of the 80-acre development’s site plan, which was approved in 2007, will be residential. The remaining 20 acres are for a hotel and spa-type resort and the restaurant/gas station. Plans for Roderick Market actually approved a year ago, but Thompson’s Station requires re-approval after a year passes without construction.

“Where we are currently at is looking for someone who wants to buy it and build the restaurant, gas station and store,” Leon Heron, head of C&L Development, said.

The residential portion will break down into single-family and multi-family units. Plans show 174 dwelling units approved, with 104 being single-family homes, with 48 condos, townhomes and apartments broken into four pods.

Heron expects the hotel to be the main draw for homeowners to the site.

“The other center of the project is the hotel, restaurant, and wellness center,” Heron said.

Currently, there is no timeline for when construction will begin. But the process is ongoing.

“Where we are at is actively talking to homebuilders, and developers interested,’ Heron said. “Things are coming along.”