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Discount Tire Plans Ditched, at Least for Now

Company withdraws request to rezone Pearl Road parcels

 

A national tire chain that sought to rezone property at the southwest corner of Pearl and Whitney roads has withdrawn the request.

The Arizona-based Discount Tire, which calls itself America's Largest Independent Tire Dealer, filed in April to rezone two parcels, including part of the former Quality Catering spot.

But the retailer has never submitted plans for the building it was proposing and earlier this month, Strongville's Planning Commission voted 6-0 against recommending the rezoning.

City Council this week voted formally voted down the request.

"They never came back with plans," Ward 4 Councilman Scott Maloney said.

City officials had concerns about the Discount Tire plan because it appeared the store would occupy only part of the Quality Catering property, and might not raze the vacant building.

Council President Mike Daymut said in April the city would rather see a project that would include the entire area, not just a small portion.

The two parcels are currently zoned General Business and Restaurant-Recreational. Discount Tire, which indicated in its application it was purchasing the property, was seeking a change to Motorist Services.

Assistant Law Director Dan Kolick cautioned the Planning Commission that once the land was rezoned, any other motorist use -- including a gas station -- could build on the site if Discount Tire backed out.

lyn September 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The city really needs to rethink allowing Sheetz to build on that SW corner to best spread out the traffic at that intersection - ie, instead of having all the cars going to the other, NE corner. And, as I previously said, Sheetz would be best off by itself at the SW corner. Also, that SW corner needs just one large business like Sheetz rather than a spattering of misc. businesses and buildings. Except for a few vocal residents, the rest of the city realizes the need for this type of business there. So, its time that the city allow a Sheetz build there and provide the type of service they can offer to a city this size, on one of our most major roads - and near the turnpike and I71. Please consider what is best for the city and all its residents.

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