Springfield Virginia Tire and Auto went into its special exception hearing before the Board of Supervisors with support.
“This property owner has overwhelming support for his operations from the adjacent community in the Springvale community. He has gone above and beyond to maintain and beautify the area,” said Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay.
The Board of Supervisors granted Virginia Tire and Auto its request for a special exception to upgrade the facility, including the addition of three service bays and exterior modifications, to an existing service station located at 6620 Backlick Road in Springfield. The proposal would result in a 3,491 square foot, six-bay vehicle service station operated by Virginia Tire and Auto.
“This is a good story, and we’re very happy about it,” said attorney Mark M. Viani. “This is an old Shell station that’s been around since 1966, it was acquired recently by Virginia Tire Group. They are pretty well known for having pretty attractive facilities.”
The applicant has estimated the vehicle service station will have approximately 100 patrons a day, according to Planning Commission documents.
Virginia Tire and Auto takes care of an off site pocket park nearby, at its own expense.