Erickson Oil Co. to expand its North Hudson convenience store
The Freedom gas station and convenience store in North Hudson will undergo a makeover and expansion this year following action by the village board last Tuesday.
The board heard plans for a 2,197-square-foot expansion to the building and repaving and landscaping to the business by representatives of Erickson Oil Products, parent company of the Freedom Oil station at 702 Sixth St. N. in a request for a conditional use permit.
Peter Hilger, representing Rylaur Architects showed drawings of the proposed project. With the addition, the building would contain 5,694 square feet compared with the current 3,497-square-foot building.
Hilger said the company had been renting the property until an opportunity to purchase came about. A closing date was set for Feb. 10. "We are recycling an old building from the late 70s," Hilger said.
A conditional use permit for a similar project had been requested and granted in 2003 for the business but never acted on, Hilger said.
When asked when the project would begin, he said, "sometime in the summer."
The board approved the request by a 5-0 margin, trustees Jim Thomas and Sandra Whalen were absent.
In other action at the Feb. 2 meeting, the board: