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ST. MARYS — A new gas station and convenience store could be months away from opening in the city of St. Marys.

A public hearing has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the city building, 102 E. Spring St., in front of the zoning board of appeals to consider a request for seven variances for the proposed construction of an automotive service station to be located at 105 N. Spruce St. The lot is currently vacant.

According to the zoning permit application, Wellert Corporation, of Medina, is making the request for the variances. The application was dated Sept. 13 and lists 17 uncovered parking spaces as part of the project.

Building plans submitted as part of the application indicate a proposed 4,000 square foot Circle K store. The plans call for fuel pumps covered by a canopy as well as entrances and exits onto Spruce, Spring and High streets.

The requests seek to change the number of parking spaces — 20 are required per zoning regulations and 17 are proposed — as well as changes to setbacks, curb openings, landscaping requirements and variances for signs.

Calls placed to Wellert Corporation seeking comment were not returned as of press time.