A proposal to build a new Maverik convenience store and fuel pumps in McCall is back, with changes. The plan caught the ire of some residents as well as members of the planning and zoning commission in earlier proposals
The Maverik proposed for 400 N. Third St. received significant negative feedback for its original design. But representative Rich Piggott said since prior hearings, the team has made some layout changes.
“This is a kind of a restart,” Piggott said.
Changes to the plan
Piggott said they would also add trees and enhance the landscaping along N. Third St. (also known as Idaho 55).
“We do have an entrance that we’ve added there on the (Third St.) side of the building. It’s a minor access in the store… we’d accentuate that with some planters or amenities to help soften the lands on that side,” he said.
In the new plan, they would move the six fuel pumps from the side of the store to the back.
Maverik would also turn the parking on Third St. into a snow storage area during the winter.
“We’ve got parking up against Third St., which we used as a secondary use of snow storage during the winter, so we’ll do as much mediation as we can to soften up that area between Third Street and those fuel pumps to kind of screen headlights and things of that nature with landscaping,” Piggott said.
Maverik also lowered the tower part of the building by seven feet.
One reason the first proposed design was opposed was that some felt it did not fit the ‘McCall classic’ aesthetic. During the latest pre-application meeting, commissioners still hinted at this, asking the applicants if they would add logs to the building design.
Salt Lake City UT-based Maverik will be back in front of planning and zoning for a vote.
The new location would replace an existing Maverik store a few blocks to the north. The new station would replace several abandoned buildings next to the Rustic Inn.