EXP U.S. Service Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, had its preliminary site plan approved by the Chelsea Planning Commission to construct a 3,900-square foot, single-story Speedway gas station and convenience store on the northwest corner of M-52 and Old US-12.
The 1.74-acre site includes the current Rich gas station and The Wolverine and is expected to include five fuel islands with a canopy overhead. The applicants plan to operate the gas station and convenience store 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
The company has applied for a special land use permit, which will be considered along with a final site plan at the next planning commission meeting on June 17.
Final site plan items include utilities, grading, underground detention, landscaping and a photometric plan, which examines the lighting of the property.
The proposed Speedway would occupy three parcels of land. Tthe Rich Oil gas station (930 S. Main St.) and Wolverine Food and Spirits (20460 Old US- 12) would be removed to make way for the proposed Speedway construction project. EXP has already purchased the two parcels as well as the adjoining gravel parking lot.
In other business, the planners granted a special land use permit to Greg Raye, owner of at 108 East Middle St.
He plans to construct an apartment on the second floor of the building that recently housed Just Imagine book store and Cranesbill Books before that. The second floor of the building most recently housed the Middle Bead.
He proposes no alterations to the façade of the building.