By Conrad Dudderar
A city code variance is being sought to allow an Iowa company to rebuild a Yukon convenience store.
Casey’s General Store plans to tear down its existing building at 1256 S Garth Brooks Blvd. in the Hilltop View Addition.
Before that can happen, however, the company must receive approval of a second request for variances to City of Yukon ordinances.
The Yukon Board of Adjustments will consider this latest request during its 6 p.m. Monday, March 7th meeting inside the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th.
The application was filed by the Schemmer Associates, on behalf of Casey’s Marketing Company of Ankeny, Iowa, for the Casey’s store on Garth Brooks Boulevard near Interstate 40.
The company now operates a fuel filling station with pumps, car wash and convenience store at this site – directly north of Braum’s.
Casey’s representatives are seeking a variance to city ordinance to remove a 25-foot building setback limit line along the south side of the property that was placed when the site was platted in 1969.
“The street easement in 1991 was removed along the south side of the Hilltop View Addition when the final plat for the Braum’s addition was filed,” according to a city staff report. “The 25-foot building limit line would not be required.”
Casey’s plans to demolish the existing convenience store and car wash and replace them with a “brand new” Casey’s General Store, according to the variance application.
The new structure will be designed in accordance with Casey’s typical convenience store business.
The Yukon Board of Adjustments on Feb. 7 granted a city code variance to allow the newly built Casey’s store to encroach 5 feet into the required 10-foot rear yard setback for commercial districts.
This will allow the “new” store to maintain an adequate drive aisle between the building and filling station canopy.
In summer 2021, Casey’s announced it had acquired 49 Circle K stores in Oklahoma – including several in the Yukon area. Many of these stores are in the process of being remodeled.
MISTAKE SINCE THE ‘70s
Also at its March 7th meeting, the Yukon Board of Adjustments will consider a request from Adam Smith of Somersault Equities, on behalf of LaPetite Academy at 613 Ottawa Place in the Canadian Heights 7th Addition.
A City of Yukon ordinance limits the front yard of any lot in commercial districts to 50 feet.
The applicant is seeking a variance because the southwest corner of the LaPetite Academy building encroaches about 8.2 feet into the front yard setback area.
“This mistake has existed since the 1970s and has never been addressed formally,” according to the variance application. “Since this existing condition has been around for over four decades, we are seeking a variance to the 50-foot front yard setback requirement to address the issue.”
Yukon Board of Adjustments’ members are Chairman Joe Horn, Vice-Chairman Sherry Huston, Buddy Carpenter, Mike McKee and Rhonda Dennis.