The Sherman City Council will consider approval of a site plan for a new QuikTrip gas station location on the city’s south side during its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the council chambers of City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry St.
The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission approved the site plan for the QuikTrip location in the Sherman Crossroads development on the northwest corner of the U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417 intersection last month. Documents prepared for that meeting showed the planned station is expected to be a 5,000-square-foot convenience store with 20 fueling stations.
QuikTrip spokesperson Mike Thornbrugh said he didn’t know an expected completion date for the site, but expected the company would begin construction as soon as possible.
“Ever since we opened our first store in Sherman, the consumer has been really faithful,” Thornbrugh said last month. “The sales are good and the people have treated us well. The city officials were fantastic to work with last time. We’re confident this one gives us another opportunity to be very successful.”
Once completed, the store will be the second QuikTrip in Sherman after the company opened a 5,858-square-foot gas station and convenience store last October on the southwest corner of Hwy. 75 and FM 691.
A major overhaul of Sherman’s planning and zoning ordinances to accommodate large scale, multi-use development projects will also be considered at the Monday meeting. The P&Z Commission recommended a new development ordinance that would facilitate development of large, multi-use projects over 200 acres and the council will hold 11 different public hearings on proposed changes to the city’s code of ordinances. The ordinances would allow for certain exceptions for smaller projects but set a minimum of 100 acres for large scale ones and establish a base fee of $10,000 plus $20 per acre for projects under the new plan.
The council will also hold the final public hearing on Sherman’s plan to annex 9.758 acres of land on West Washington Street into the city. Following the public hearing, the council will consider the official annexation ordinance for that land.
Later in the meeting, the council will consider the approval of a separate annexation scheduling plan for 56.07 acres of land along Fallon Drive to the east of Texoma Parkway. That annexation is tied to the city’s plans to improve and expand Fallon Drive in coordination with the Sherman Economic Development Corp.
Public hearings will also be held on the instillation of “no parking” signs on West Houston Street, a specific use permit for a distillery at 5110 Marshall Street and a specific use permit for a billboard at 600 East Lamberth Road.
The council will also look at a pair of resolutions related to the lease-purchase of more than $1.1 million of capital equipment from U.S. Bancorp Government Leasing & Finance Inc.
In other business, the council will also:
• receive the city’s “2018 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award;”
• receive the quarterly report on the Sherman Cultural District;
• accept the annual audit report for the 2017-2018 fiscal year from Pattillo, Brown and Hill, LLP;
• consider a request to temporarily close streets for the third annual Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games;
• receive a presentation from Parks and Recreation Manager Theresa Hutchinson on Sherman’s trails system.