FARMINGTON — A proposed Family Dollar Store on Wilton Road will be like a convenience store, Stephen Bradstreet of Ransom Consulting, told the Planning Board on Monday.

Bradstreet, senior project manager, gave details about the planned construction on a lot on Routes 2 and 4, also known as the Wilton Road, during a preliminary discussion with the board.

A site review application was filed late last week but not in time for the board to review it this month.

“Nothing in the store is a dollar like some dollar stores,” Bradstreet said.

Developers are looking to attract people who don’t want to go to the larger box or grocery stores for such items as milk and diapers, he said.

Bradstreet was speaking for his client, Hunt Real Estate Services of Florida, who is the developer of most Family Dollar stores in the State of Maine, he said.

The trend is to get away from leased to owned properties, Bradstreet said.

When asked if the Family Dollar Store in the Mt. Blue Shopping Center was moving to this location, Bradstreet said he didn’t know.

After the meeting, Chong Boivin, who with Patrick Boivin is selling the 1.08-acre lot beside their Harvest House Restaurant, said the store is relocating.

The 8,300-square-foot store meets code requirements for 34 parking spaces. The property will be landscaped and 19 trees added as required by code, Bradstreet said.

The store will be heated by propane and use public utilities. The paved lot is designed to eliminate significant erosion of the entrance from Wilton Road.

The board will consider a site walk during its review.

The project is expected to go out to bid by mid- to late July, Bradstreet said.

In other business, the board unanimously approved an application from Vasilios Vlahakis of Rumford to turn the C.N. Brown building at 248 Wilton Road into Basil’s Pizza & Subs.

“It will be a different kind of pizza,” Vlahakis said.

The shop will also serve made-to-order salads, along with homemade soups and vegetarian and healthy sandwiches made with a variety of breads, he said.

He would like limited seating but it will be mainly takeout service, he said.

Basil’s Pizza & Subs will employ six to eight people. He plans to open by July 1, Vlahakis said.

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