On Monday, The Rant reported the imminent closing of Brass Kettle Family Restaurant after the land it has occupied for the last 37 years on South Horner Boulevard and Main Street was either sold or in the process of being sold by Simpson & Simpson Inc.
An agenda for the Sanford/Lee County Zoning & Design Review Department‘s Technical Review Committee meeting on May 25 and 26 reveals that the nearly two acres of land is being considered for a Sheetz gas station. As previously reported on April 22, if the plan comes to fruition, it could become the second Sheetz in Sanford, with one currently in the planning process at the corner of U.S. 1 and Center Church Road.
The Technical Review Committee is comprised of local officials from various city and county government entities representing Sanford, Lee County and Broadway. The committee meets monthly to review commercial projects and major subdivisions for compliance with the codes and policies of various local departments. Committee members make no guarantee that the projects submitted for review will be developed — only that they fall under compliance.
Also under review next week will be plans for a “major subdivision” with 567 lots at the corner of Cumnock and Cotten roads near Cumnock, a subdivision on Carthage Street near Gloucester Drive, a small townhome development on Goldsboro Avenue, an apartment complex at Truelove Street and N.C. 87 in south Sanford and site improvements at Pentair (new parking lot) and Ascend Academy (athletic facilities).
The committee will also review the concept plan for the Lee County Multi-Sports Complex.
As for the land that could house another Sheetz, the TRC agenda calls for the “proposed construction of a 4,966-square-foot Sheetz convenience store, restaurant with drive-thru and 12 fueling stations (the agenda incorrectly lists it as within Broadway’s town limits). The new gas station would sit next to Auto Zone and across from Piggy Wiggly.