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Delmont zoning board to consider Speedway station

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By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Delmont hasn't heard the last from Speedway.

The borough's zoning hearing board will meet Tuesday to review an application from Marathon Petroleum to build a gas station on commercially zoned property.

The company wants to build a convenience store and gas station along Route 66 on a 4.5-acre lot.

Borough council shot down a plan in November after the planning commission recommended rejecting it because of more than 40 issues that didn't comply with borough requirements.

Since that rejection, the zoning request is the only pending application from the company, borough Solicitor Dan Hewitt said.

Hewitt said he expects that if the zoning board grants Marathon's request, company officials will reapply to the borough.

“I would assume, from being a practitioner, that they will take that plan, if the zoning hearing board approves it, and bring it here,” he said.

Several residents have balked at the idea of a Speedway adjacent to the residential neighborhood along West Pittsburgh Street. Resident Julie Walczer said she hopes residents attend to show their disapproval of the idea.

“Please come out and support the people of Delmont and not Speedway,” Walczer said.

Brandon Daniels, spokesman for Marathon, said the comnpany is “still in the process of deciding our course of action.”

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or

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