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Stop’nGo public hearing moved to Nov. 20

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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:00 am

Council has moved the date of public hearing regarding a proposal made on behalf of Stop’nGo to rezone two R1 College Street lots to C3 Commercial in order to construct a new, 5,000-square-foot convenience store, gas station and car wash.

The public hearing is now scheduled for Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers during that evening’s Wadsworth City Council meeting. The public hearing was previously scheduled for the first meeting in November, but was moved during the Oct. 16 council meeting.

The public hearing will allow for proponents and opponents to address council in regards to the rezoning request. Those wishing to speak during the public hearing should sign in.

Typically, council does not vote on issues the same evening as the public hearing. Since members of the planning commission voted 3-2 in opposition to the rezoning request, six out of the seven members of council would need to vote in favor of the rezoning request for it to pass.

As previously presented, Stop’nGo would like to move from its current convenience store at 500 College Street to the 800 block of College Street near the interstate in order to expand its offerings. Becky Shotwell, president and owner of Stop’nGo owns both lots in question, as well as an adjacent lot that is already zoned C3 Commercial. The lots have already been cleared.

Should the rezoning be approved, Stop’nGo would then return to the planning commission to begin the site plan review process. Another public hearing would be hosted by the commission since a gas station is a conditionally permitted use in a C3 Commercial district.

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