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This tire business gets approval to build store in Oakwood
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A Firestone Complete Auto Care center is proposed off Winder Highway in Oakwood. - photo by Jeff Gill

A Firestone Complete Auto Care center planned at 3466 Winder Highway/Ga. 53 was approved Monday, Jan. 13, by the Oakwood City Council.

The 1.3-acre site next to O’Reilly Auto Parts and near the Publix-anchored Robson Crossing shopping center was rezoned from multifamily residential to highway business to allow the project.

The nearly 5,700-square-foot Firestone would feature eight service bays and a customer showroom area. 

“Approximately 10 years ago, the site was cleared for development,” states a letter that’s part of Palmetto Flowery Branch-Winder LLC’s application. “Since then, it has not been touched. During that time frame, the surrounding area has been developed for commercial use.”

Construction is taking place next door on property that was approved earlier this year for a Popeyes fast-food restaurant. That development is at Cedar Ridge Drive, near the entrance to Walden at Oakwood apartments.