National discount retailer Dollar General could begin construction on a 9,100-square-foot store as early as next month.

An application submitted on behalf of Dollar General by Franklin Land Associates LLC, a Tennessee-based development company, show the store being sited on a 1.5-acre parcel of land on Morrill Road near its intersection with Augusta Road.

The property is owned by Bruce and Diane Blood.

According to documents filed at Belmont Town Office, the Dollar General building will be 20 feet in height with a 20-foot-high back-lit pylon sign installed near the entrance to the site. A traffic study indicates the store will generate about 400 vehicle trips per day.

The store would have one entrance and two exit lanes. All lighting on the property, according to the application, would be directed toward the ground.

Landscaping around the site includes grassed areas, trees and shrubs. Stormwater will be captured by a closed drainage system and directed to a detention pond.

The project is backed by a $40-million line of credit through First Tennessee Bank, which has helped Dollar General finance construction of its stores across the country.

Dollar General has more than 12,000 stores in 43 states, according to the company's website. Also, the company plans to open about 900 new stores, including one in Searsport, and remodel or relocate 875 existing stores in fiscal year 2016. For fiscal year 2017, Dollar General is hoping to open 1,000 new stores and remodel or relocate 900 stores, according to a news release.

If approved, Dollar General would begin construction in June and complete work on the building in October.