Tractor Supply Co. store to go before commissioners
Staff Writer | February 2, 2023 1:00 AM
BONNERS FERRY — Tractor Supply Company is planning to open a store on Homestead Loop, but is still seeking the approval of county commissioners.
At the Jan. 23 Boundary County commissioner meeting, a hearing on the proposal was continued to Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the County Annex (former Armory). The extension was approved to allow the applicants more time to provide information and a 3D model. The road variance application for the project will also be held on Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m.
At the Oct. 27, 2022, Boundary County Planning and Zoning meeting, a conditional use permit was approved for James and Elida Byler to allow a structure for commercial use with a primary structure exceeding 15,000 feet to allow for a retail Tractor Supply Co. store. The parcel is just under six acres located at 87 Homestead Loop.
Jennifer Nylander of HSC Bonners Ferry, LLC represented the developer for the proposed Tractor Supply store. She has met with the Bounty Road and Bridge department to discuss approaches.
At the Oct. 27 meeting, she said that Tractor Supply Co. store is required to have fire suppression and so a water tank will be built on site. The land south of the parking lot will be for stormwater management and snow storage.
There was no public testimony nor rebuttal presented at the meeting. On Oct. 27, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the conditional use permit to allow a commercial use with a primary structure exceeding 15,000 feet to allow for a retail Tractor Supply Store.
The closest Tractor Supply Co. store is in Old Town.
Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States.