Plans for a new gas station in North Stratford moved forward last week with the $1.1 million purchase of two properties next to the Oronoque Shopping Plaza.
The defunct gas station at 7294 Main St. and the vacant house next door at 7296 -- purchased for $600,000 and $500,000, respectively -- will be tore down and replaced with a Mobil and convenience store that features a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru, according to the general contractor of the project, Brian Hulse.
Hulse, visiting the property this week, said he wants to start demolition on the old gas station and house as soon as possible but still needs a building permit before anything gets knocked down.
Stratford's zoning commission . Final plans have also been OK'd by the town's inland wetlands and watercourses commission, as the site is adjacent to wetlands, according to zoning administrator Gary Lorentson.
Lorentson said the convenience store will be set back from Route 110, on undeveloped property behind the old garage. He said there'll be four pump islands and new landscaping up front and the drive-thru will wrap around the back of the building.
The zoning administrator couldn't give an expected completion date of the entire project but said it's ready for demolition.
"It will be a more modern gas station," Lorentson said.
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