Oakwood City Council
What: Approval of proposed Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12
Where: Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle
A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning Commission.
The project now goes before the Oakwood City Council for a final vote on Dec. 12.
The 10,300-square-foot building would be built in place of Fred’s Treads, a tire business that operated at the busy corner for three decades.
Gainesville-based Scroggs & Grizzel Contracting is seeking a rezoning from highway business to planned office development so it can build the clinic.
Plans also call for a garden area and 24 parking spaces on the site.
“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.