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Midwest Petroleum expansion

Midwest Petroleum has asked permission from the city to expand its existing Phillips 66 facility along Route 143 at Schipkowski Road, just east of the Interstate 55-143 interchange. The Phillips 66 station has a 1,200-square-feet convenience store, built-in 1990, and four fuel pumps.

The expansion would be employees at Scott Credit Union, Prairie Farms Dairy, and Hortica Insurance, who work on the other side of Route 143. This expansion would also position Midwest Petroleum to handle traffic generated by the new Plummer Family Sports Park as the area heads for the Bridge to Phase 5, they have also planned developments for the other side of the interstate at the Park North and The Pointe.

This expansion project will include demolition and rebuild of the gas station and convenience store and at least double the site’s footprint. According to the site, the plan provided the company has planned to set up two full access points, a new one on Schipkowski with the other on Route 143.

The Midwest Petroleum also decided to close the convenience store, pump islands, and tank field and then later paved over. These facilities would be expanded to include a new, 5,487-square-foot convenience store, eight fuel pumps, and a new tank field. These stores would be placed on the northern end of the expanded site. The expansion is expected to cost at least $3.5 million. The store will have a 10-foot concrete sidewalk in front with a five-foot walkway around the rest of the building’s outer perimeter.

They also decided to set up a total of 25 parking spots on three sides of the building, two of them handicapped-accessible in front. A loading zone and a new trash enclosure would complete the rear of the new building. A two-lane car wash is also an option.The project is located within the I-55 Corridor District and must comply with the Mixed-Use Commercial district regulations of the I-55 Development Plan.

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