The city council approved a special exception and site plan Monday for a Cumberland Farms gas station and convenience store on the site of a closed gas station at the southwest corner of Military Trail and Melaleuca Lane.
The proposed 4,242-square-foot Cumberland Farms store and six-pump gas station would replace a closed Chevron gas station with pumps and car service bays that has been on the site since 1982 and was annexed into Greenacres in 2004.
Mayor Sam Ferreri said he was glad to see Cumberland Farms develop the former gas station, which he said has been vacant for years.
“It has been an eyesore in the community for a very long time,” Ferreri said.
Plans call for a new style of Cumberland Farms store with stone accents and clapboard siding. It would have 12 fueling stations.
A wall that separates the closed station from the Military Crossing shopping center will be removed, allowing drivers and pedestrians to move between the Cumberland Farms and the shopping center.
A new sidewalk will allow those on foot to move from Melaleuca Lane through the Cumberland Farms site to the shopping center, home to a Publix Super Market.
Cumberland Farms must meet 29 conditions of approval. The company will be required to pay $9,544 in impact fees to the city and donate five live oak trees or money to buy the trees. The company also must instsall at least four bicycle racks at the store.