Catskill ZBA gives its blessing to new Sunoco station
Sep 27, 2020 5:30 am
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the company Gas Land Inc has received an okay from the Catskill ZBA to build a new Sunoco station on Route 9W, on the site where Cats Rental is currently located. The 2,175-square foot building and three gas pumps will replace the equipment rental building and the sewing shop located next door. The ZBA last week granted Gas Land the variance necessary to move the proposal forward to the planning board for site-plan approval. No date has been set for the company to appear before the planning board. “D[epartment] o[f] T[ransportation] is going to have to come and approve another curb cut,” Planning Board Chairperson Patrick McCulloch said. The department will also evaluate the need for a traffic light, he said. And the planning board has to be mindful of stormwater drainage. "The people that live behind the gas station have to be taken into account,” McCulloch said. The Stewart’s, currently under construction, and Sunoco, if approved, will join the ranks of the Speedway, Cumberland Farms and Asad’s Gas on Route 9W. On Route 23, another Sunoco station and a Valero are located on opposite sides of the highway. “I do hear the ‘why do we need another gas station, pizza place or Chinese food place, etc,’” Village President Vincent Seeley said in August. “My response is that any business that fits our zoning has done their market research, has a solid business plan, has the capital and wants to be part of our growing community; let’s get them to the table.” Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.