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7-11 at Fullerton & Belair
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The Pittsburgh-based developer Pentek has proposed a large 7-11 fuel station, convenience store, and fast food restaurant on the properties at 7403-7407 Belair Rd., the intersection with Fullerton Ave.
The Overlea Community Association does not support this 7-11 or the developer’s requests for zoning variances. We have serious concerns about the safety and traffic impacts of such a large store at this failing intersection, including:
- Increased traffic at an already dangerous intersection.
- Safety concerns for schoolchildren and other pedestrians.
- Health risks and decreased quality of life for residents, while this facility serves pass-through traffic on Belair Rd.
Zoning Variances Denied
The developer requested special exceptions to zoning law for this project at a hearing on 6/13/2022. All requests were denied in a decision issued 6/24/2022 (case number 2021-0269-SPHXA).
The developer has 30 days to appeal this decision.
Our Work Continues
The OCA encourages all community members to help continue our fight for sustainable, beneficial development in Overlea. If you are interested in a “STOP 7-11” yard sign, it comes free with your $25 good neighbor OCA membership. These dues help us keep our neighborhood programs running and make Overlea an even better place to live.
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