The Circle K convenience store on the corner of Mexico and Spencer Roads has been vacant since Jan. 14, but that could soon change.
A fire that started in a stock room in the back of the store after a furnace, which hung from the ceiling, heated up some combustible materials that had been stacked up very close to the heater destroyed the station. Since then, the store has been taped off and the parking lot has had more dumpsters for debris than customers. Circle K, however, plans to change that and will being the process of re-opening the store at the April meeting of the St. Peters Planning and Zoning Commission.
Circle K has two items on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting: A presentation to request for a special use permit and a site plan presentation. Julie Powers, director of planning, community and economic development for St. Peters, told Patch in March that Circle K would have to apply for the special use permit because of changes made to city codes since the building originally opened. Codes for service stations now are different than they were in the 1980s and the new station would need to come into compliance.
Also on the agenda for the April meeting:
- The commission will hear just one home occupation permit request (Lester Trucking, Inc.).
- Javelin Holdings, LP is requesting a special use permit in the SD-RC Special District General Retail/Service Commercial to permit a nursing home and residential care facility in Ward 1.
- Two record plats will be presented.
Planning and Zoning meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at the Justice Center in St. Peters.