Share This Page

Delmont zoning board to consider Speedway station

| 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 dkurutz@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.