A Weigel’s gas station and convenience store could be built next to TNBank on South Illinois Avenue if city officials approve a project rezoning.
Meanwhile, two restaurants that serve chicken and other food have been proposed on South Illinois Avenue. Popeyes is replacing Wishbones on Illinois Avenue just south of Oak Ridge Turnpike, and a site plan has been approved for a Bojangle’s on property just south of the former Dean Stallings Ford, Community Development Director Kathryn Baldwin said Wednesday.
The Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the rezoning for Weigel’s during a Thursday evening meeting. That meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom.
Baldwin said the rezoning would allow a gas station and convenience store on the 1.5-acre parcel south of TNBank.
The land is owned by Shailesh Patel, who once proposed building a hotel there.
Baldwin said Popeyes is extensively renovating the interior of the former Wishbones restaurant.