Two months after pulling their requests for a QuikTrip convenience store from the Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission agenda at the last minute, the developers of the planned store on the north side of the city will be in front of the commission Tuesday with the same requests.
Requests for a zoning change and site plan approval, as well as variances for signage, for QuikTrip’s proposed location of 6120 N. U.S. Highway 75 were initially on the agenda for the commission’s February meeting, but then retracted before the meeting at the request of the developers. The commission will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.
The planned 5,858-square-foot gas station could be the first major development in the recently established FM 691 Overlay District. Documents provided to the commission state the store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 20 fueling stations.
The overlay district was put in place last year after Legend Bank entered negotiations to buy land in the southwest section of the FM 691 and Hwy. 75 intersection for a new Sherman branch. Sherman Community & Support Services Manager Nate Strauch said the new businesses would be great additions to the new Sherman Landing development on that corner of the intersection.
“Sherman’s really excited about it,” Strauch said last month of the QuikTrip development. “It’s going to be a new partner for the city. It’s going to open up that corner to all kinds of future development with both QuikTrip and Legend Bank having purchased property there and announced plans to start construction within the next year or so.”
In addition to the zoning change and site plan approval, the QuikTrip developers are also requesting two exceptions for the business’ planned signage. The first exception would allow a planned 439-square-foot sign that would be 75 feet tall and 20 feet from the property line instead of the normally required 300-square-foot limit for a 50-foot tall sign 100 feet back from the property line. The second exception would allow a 154-square-foot monument sign that would be 10 feet, 10 inches tall on the property line. City ordinance normally requires a limit of 65 square feet, 12 feet tall and 25 feet back from the property line.
The commission will also consider granting site plan approval for a multifamily apartment complex in the 1400 block of Park Place. The owners are hoping to build two apartment buildings on the property, one with 12 units and the other with nine units.
A specific use permit and approval of a site plan are also being sought to allow Clayton Homes to open a manufactured home sales business at 6220 Texoma Parkway, and build a 30 foot by 40 foot storage building at the location.
The commission will consider a request for preliminary plat approval for the planned Sunset Crossing development at 1600 W. Washington Street and replat approval of the CAJC addition at 5209 Texoma Parkway. The West Washington Street property is currently zoned as a one-family residential district and the owners would like to plat it into 19 lots for residential development. The owners of the property on Texoma Parkway hope to replat that land into one lot for commercial development.