ELLWOOD CITY — There will officially be a Sheetz convenience store and gas station in the borough.
Ellwood City Council this week approved three measures for the construction of a new Sheetz.
The first was a conditional use application to have the Sheetz store with the self-serve sale of motor fuels at the intersection of Fifth Street and Glen Avenue.
In order to get that conditional use application approved, Sheetz officials had to show the structure would be no greater than 20,000 square feet, and parking spaces would not be within 10 feet of the public right-of-way.
The store will be 6,070 square feet, and the three closest parking spaces to the right-of-way are 10.29 feet, 24.5 feet and 18.61 feet, respectively.
A conditional use hearing was held Dec. 13, during which Councilman Brad Ovial said he is opposed to left-hand turns off Glen to Fifth, believing the road will be even more dangerous.
“It is Russian roulette with cars," he said.
Ovial does not believe any part of Glen should be two-way but believes a right-hand turn from Glen to Fifth could work.
The second request approved was a land development application to build the store, with five multi-pump dispensers and a canopy on Fifth from between Fountain and Glen avenues.
The third and final request was a subdivision request to convert 15 properties into one buildable lot on Fifth between Fountain and Glen.
The 15 properties, which are all owned by RBG Development, will be torn down to make room for the Sheetz.
Council previously agreed to vacate Locust Way from Fountain to Glen and Fountain from Fifth to Locust to make way for the project.
Nicholas Vercilla is a staff reporter for the Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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