Oakwood Planning Commission
What: Proposed rezoning for Guilford Immediate Care medical building
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle
An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.
A Guilford Immediate Care medical building is proposed in place of Fred’s Treads, which operated at the busy corner for three decades.
Gainesville-based Scroggs & Grizzel Contracting is seeking a rezoning from highway business to planned office development Monday night before the Oakwood Planning Commission.
Plans call for a 10,300-square-foot building on the site. The rezoning schematic also shows a garden area and 24 parking spaces.
“There should be an increase in property value with this development,” the rezoning application states. “This proposed use will have a more aesthetic appeal than the previous use.”
Fred Moses, who retired in late September, took over a Chevron service station when he took over the property and never really changed the building’s look.
Stacks of tires were scattered on the property, the pavement was cracked and fading, and customers parked wherever they could find a spot before seeking out Moses or another of his employees.
Despite his business’ throwback look, Moses had a loyal following.
One faithful customer, Ralph Cavedo, said in an interview before the store’s closing that he didn’t know what he would do next for tire service.
“That’s the problem you’re going to have when somebody like this shuts down,” he said.