Public Hearings are Monday on Sheetz, O'Charley's Rezonings

City Council will decide fate of proposed businesses at Pearl and Whitney


City Council will have a public hearing Monday on the rezoning of two parcels at the corner of Whitney and Pearl roads for a Sheetz gas station and an O'Charley's restaurant.

The rezonings would clear the way for both businesses to move forward with their plans.

Some residents in the neighborhood aren't happy about the idea of a Sheetz moving in.

"Soon the traffic to the medical facility by the exit of I-71 will be increasing the congestion by the exit ramp to Pearl Road. Adding more cars and semi tractor-trailers to the mix could spell disaster," one resident, who asked that his name not be used, wrote to Strongsville Patch.

The Whitney-Pearl corner has remained largely undeveloped for years as two different developers who tackled the project both ran into financial trouble.

The new projects were introduced in January by WXZ Development Inc., which purchased the vacant land in front of Lowe's.

The first developer envisioned a mix of restaurants and businesses, including a grocery store, at that corner.

The second had a similar, if smaller, vision.

"This is not what the residents were promised and this is not what they should have to live with," the resident wrote in his email to Patch.

Both parcels are now zoned General Business. O'Charley's is seeking to be rezoned Restaurant-Restaurant Services; the Sheetz land would become Motor Services.

tom m December 15, 2012 at 05:16 PM
there is only 2 gas stations between I-71 and the boston road border and both of those stations are run down and filthy ........if the homeowners on the north end of town do not want that corner developed .......they should all pitch in and buy it ......and plant trees to hug


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