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New Speedway Could Be Coming To Heisley Road

Planning Commission can vote on conditional use permit and preliminary site plan for the service station and convenience store tonight

When David Bradt of Richard R. Bowen & Associates applied to build a Speedway service station on Mentor Avenue -- it would have replaced the former Kronheim's Furniture building -- the Planning Commission voted 6-1 against giving Bradt a conditional use permit, which essentially nixed the project.

At the time, the Commission voiced concerns that the lot was not big enough for a Speedway service station and convenience store.

Undeterred, Bradt has suggested another location for a Speedway in Mentor -- 5700 Heisley Road, the former home of Sohl's Service Center.

The Planning Commission will have a chance to vote on a permit and preliminary site plan for the proposed Speedway during their meeting 7 p.m. today at City Hall.

According to the Planning Commission's staff report -- which is attached to this story as a PDF -- Bradt wants to demolish the unused building on the Heisley property and build a new one.

If approved as proposed, the service station would be a 3,936-square-foot, single-story brick building with a hipped roof.

Also at the Planning Commission meeting:

  • The Commission can review plans for the proposed remodeling of the Classic Hyundai showroom and Classic Ford-Lincoln building.

The Classic Auto Group has remodeled many of its dealerships in recent years.

The design incorporates would use metal panels, sleek lines and entrance features, similar to other dealerships on the Classic Auto campus.

The most notable change would be a modified main entrance. A raised “tower” structure will be constructed to the existing entry-way and set at an angle, facing toward Tyler Boulevard.

The height of the tower will extend 11 feet above the existing roofline of dealership building.

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