SOUTHINGTON — Developers plan to build a gas station and convenience store on an overgrown site on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, right off Interstate 84.
GLS LLC has applied to develop 2110 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. The half-acre property used to be a Circle K gas station.
The plan is on the Planning and Zoning Commission’s agenda for tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.
State records list Jaymin Mehta of Avon as a member of GLS. A phone message left with the company was not returned Monday.
Earlier this year, GLS bought the property for $190,000 from a Massachusetts company that owned it since 2006.
Matthew Reimondo, the town's zoning enforcement officer, said the application lists a fuel station and “convenience/package store” for the project.
The site is near exit 28.
The previous gas station closed in the late 1990s, according to Dave Manz, owner of Manz Auto Sales & Repair across the street. Manz then rented the site, selling gas until 2003.
“You need enough pumps to make it profitable,” he said.
Since then the site has been closed. Manz tried to buy the property for expansion but couldn’t agree on a price with the owners.
Rebuilt with a convenience store and more pumps, Manz expects the gas station to do well right off the highway.