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The Merchants Walk Chevron station building before its demolition in 2021.

What had been the site of a longtime Chevron gas station at one of East Cobb’s busiest intersections may soon be home to an oil change business.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change requested a site plan review from the Cobb Board of Commissioners to develop the one acre lot for a 2,088 square foot oil facility.

These plans are to be heard by the commissioners on April 19 (you can read the documents here).

Documents filed with the zoning office indicate that the facility will have three bays and will have direct, direct access only on Roswell Road (see rendering at bottom).

There will also be landscaping of a garbage enclosure and 15 parking spaces.

Since rezoning is not required, the application does not have to be made to the Cobb Planning Commission. But county commissioners must approve changes to site plans.

Commissioners approved general commercial rezoning of the property in 1999, and it has been the site of gas stations since the early 1970s.

The Chevron station closed in late 2020 and was torn down in early 2021, shortly after we stopped and took the photo above.

Valvoline filings and county property tax records show that the two parcels comprising the 0.95 acres have a combined estimated value of $822,240.

The owner of a 0.89 acre parcel in this assembly, Ruth McLaughlin, also owns 0.71 acres directly behind it, valued at $1.24 million.

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