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Fuel Maxx 100 Convenience Store - 5335 Gulf Fwy.


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The roof has been removed, presumably scrapped.

 

On 10/30/2023 at 8:08 AM, samagon said:

I would have thought this would have been a great Aldi's, or Trader Joe's location.

I guess we don't have enough super sized gas stations in the area though.

Trader Joe's doesn't seem too interested in expanding in Houston. Aldi either, our last store, opened in 2020, and they have not opened a new store in Texas since 2021. A new location is set to open in Texarkana in a couple of months, but they're struggling to gain meaningful market share in the Lone Star State.

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On 1/9/2024 at 6:14 PM, hindesky said:

It'a good size property with entrances on the Gulf feeder, Telephone Rd. and Munger St. I wonder if they will provide diesel for 18 wheelers.

Permits make it look like they won't. Fuel Maxx is a newer company about ten years old or so. They started by building stations out in the sticks, waiting for development to come to them. In the first years, they were a sort of knockoff stripes. Open 24/7, included a chain taco shop, and some highway locations did sell diesel. More recently (within the past five or so years), they've switched to building locations in crappy parts of town, on big lots, and then adding a strip center right next door. There's a permit for a washeteria inside the center already. They'll usually have a smoke shop, sometimes a drive-thru daiquiri place.

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Happy to explain the variance. Basically, Hackney St has a stub that dead-ends into the property.

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In most situations (and all when you are developing a commercial site) you are required by ordinance to either extend the street or terminate in a cul-de-sac. They are asking to do neither, and leave it as it is. 

The interesting thing about this site is that TXDOT pretty tightly controls how many curb cuts they allow onto their streets and right now there is only one (with exits onto local street Munger and Telephone). There's a chance that TXDOT keeps them at one and makes them connect to Munger.

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On 2/16/2024 at 8:05 AM, wilcal said:

The interesting thing about this site is that TXDOT pretty tightly controls how many curb cuts they allow onto their streets and right now there is only one (with exits onto local street Munger and Telephone). There's a chance that TXDOT keeps them at one and makes them connect to Munger.

Good point! Looks like you're right. Here is the site plan that is on the planning agenda for this week's meeting (pg. 62 CoH - Plat Tracker (houstontx.gov)image.png.7f46d32fee569dec0954852b84865e25.png

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