P&Z to consider Paulís Market
Developers proposing new
By GREGORY FOLEY
Express Staff Writer
Hailey Planning and Zoning
commissioners next week will consider an application to redevelop the downtown
Hailey building that houses Paulís Market into a retail shopping center.
Commissioners will discuss
the proposal Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Old County Courthouse in
At issue is an application by
Bullion Square LLC for design-review approval to convert the approximately
21,000-square-foot commercial structure at 117 Main St. into eight retail units.
The company is represented by
Ketchum resident John Sofro, a member of Associated Brokers of Sun Valley. Sofro
and a group of associates have entered into a contract to purchase the building,
and expect the deal to close within the next month.
Located on Main Street
between Bullion and Carbonate streets, the Paulís building is one of most
high-profile structures in Hailey.
As proposed, the building
would offer seven commercial units that have frontage on Main Street, plus a
smaller unit with frontage only on Carbonate Street. The development would
include retailóand possibly restaurantóspaces that range in size from 700 to
7,000 square feet.
The developers intend to
remodel the entire interior and construct a new set of varied facades along the
300-foot frontage on Main Street.
The planned design of the new
facades will feature "turn-of-the-century" architecture, the
application notes. Proposed materials include brick, stone and stucco.
The plan also calls for
limited outdoor, patio-style seating and new landscaping.
Diane Shay, Hailey city
planner, said the project would be "a great improvement over the building
thatís there," but noted that some changes may be requested by the city.
She said the issue of
greatest concern is the buildingís south-end loading dock, which is situated
in a manner that often causes large trucks to block vehicle traffic on Bullion
In commenting on the project,
Police Chief Brian McNary and Fire Chief Mike Chapman both expressed concern
about the location of the loading dock, Shay said.