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New GetGo Gas Station Plans Coming This Week

Updated proposal shows more green space.

The city’s board of architectural review is set to discuss Giant Eagle’s plan to plant a GetGo gas station at the southwest corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue.

Officials from the Pittsburgh-based grocer are expected to present drawings to the  on Thursday.

At the encouragement of the city, the new drawings show a lot more green space.

This won’t be the first time the issue has come before the board. at a special work session meeting at Lakewood City Hall.

And a few weeks later, a to discuss the issue. Some in attendance opposed the project, while some neighbors showed support for the development. 

Earlier this year, informed the city that it was looking to build the gas station on the property it once owned at the busy intersection of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. 

at the busy intersection of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue highlight a 5,600-square-foot brick building, with eight fueling stations, iron fencing and green space. 

The GetGo station — unlike the company’s typical gas station — will offer some grocery items, prepared foods, a patio and a Wi-Fi café.

The site will also feature bio-retention landscaping, helping to alleviate the city’s storm water management issues, a move lauded by city officials.

Giant Eagle sold its property across the street at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a workout facility never came to fruition.

The building has been vacant since 2007, when Giant Eagle finished its move across the street to 14100 Detroit Avenue.

“Preliminary discussions” also included at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. However, Giant Eagle representatives recently told city officials those plans are on hold until at least 2013.

Officials said demolition of the existing vacant structure — a grocery store that’s gone by a few names in its history — could begin by June. Construction could be completed by the holidays.

The original Bill April 11, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Renee all you have to do is look at all the comments after this story and the other 2 stories on this topic here on the Patch, then add up all the positive comment posters and compare them to you and the other 2 negative comment posters. Yes that would be a vast majority.
Shawn Juris April 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Thank the ARB, Planning and Development dept and Giant Eagle/GetGo. They did the work on this, not me. I'm sure that those folks would love to hear some positive feedback for a change.
Sandy April 12, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I think the plans look great. Like the outdoor seating. Hope they have wifi. As far as living next to an obnoxious place, try living next or near a bar trying to get some sleep with drunks arguing at 2 a.m. Gas station is much more peaceful.
Steve April 12, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Maybe, just maybe Shawn Juris did a little research, besides the internet which is not always true. Just wish I could say that about the DOG BAN here in Lakewood, where he only went to 'dogsbite' website for his info.
Steve April 12, 2012 at 09:11 PM
I think she is refering to undergroung storage tanks for fuel.And yes, they do leak and contaminate. But then again, your probably also for Nuclear power plants...

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