Brunswick Sheetz

The current Sheetz store near Brunswick.

The Sheetz just outside Brunswick is looking to expand. But before it can move forward, the city needs to welcome the business into the city limits.

At its meeting Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution to introduce annexation of the 2.695-acre parcel, near Md. 17 and Md. 180, where the Sheetz gas station currently sits.

The Sheetz was full service, instead of just a gas station with a quick stop-and-go shop, before a fire in May 2018. The annexation petition was first submitted to the city on April 8 and then before the mayor and council on April 23. A public hearing on the annexation was held July 23, according to city documents related to the annexation.

The approved resolution is “just part of the process,” City Administrator David Dunn said.

Part of the reason for annexation is the access to city water and sewer. The Sheetz needs access to Brunswick’s water and sewer in order for it to be able to expand, Dunn said.

The annexation is the first step for Sheetz to expand, Dunn said. If the annexation goes through, the Sheetz developers would still need to go through the planning process, including going to the Planning Commission and mayor and City Council about the design. A date for a council vote on annexation is still to be determined.

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at hmongilio@newspost.com.

(5) comments

Frayou

Expansion long overdue. Avoided this Sheetz many times due to congested area, limited parking & gas pumps prior to the fire. Just hope gas prices become a little more competitive. Use to being higher.

viperch25

i really dont care about all the town legal stuff i just want to see it rebuilt. that was a great place for me to stop and grab a bit to eat.

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Amp

Wat

bobcat21532

Photo caption misspells "Sheetz" as "Sheets".

joelp77440

They must have fixed it now.

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