The board voted 5 to 1, with opposition from supervisor Gary Skinner, to address the proposal again at its January 25 meeting.
The county staff presentation noted that the proposal meets the requirements for a special use approval, which includes meeting “the intention of the rezoning of Lee’s Parke, which included commercial areas to serve residential uses.”
County planner Brad Robinson told council that a negative impact from the Sheetz would be increased traffic in the area.
The Silver-Honaker Development Co. plans to build the convenience store. Company representative Steve Jones told council the property had been zoned for commercial use for 19 years.
Jones added that Sheetz is choosing good locations and said the company has addressed all issues raised by staff and residents of the county, including safety, health, lighting and noise issues.
âWe believe we have done everything possible to alleviate any concerns that anyone may have,â Jones said.
Supervisor Tim McLaughlin asked if the Estates of Lee’s Parke Homeowners Association were satisfied with the requested changes accepted by the Applicant, including a shared-use road and buffer zones between the station and the neighborhood, closest to the location.