NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — The North Royalton Planning Fee has authorized a plan to open a brand new automotive restore and repair storage on Abbey Street simply north of Ohio 82 and the Ohio Turnpike.

Apex Autocare, specializing in brake repairs and tire alternative, is not going to require new building, co-owner and supervisor David Yevtushenko instructed final week.

As an alternative, the enterprise will use an present 3,000-square-foot store/warehouse on the 5-acre web site, which consists of two parcels, measuring 4 acres and 1 acre.

“The constructing doesn’t want renovation, simply patching and portray,” Yevtushenko mentioned.

Apex additionally will convert an present home towards the entrance of the property into an workplace and ready space. Yevtushenko mentioned the home has already been renovated for that use.

The Apex Autocare web site is 2 tons south of the place Fred W. Denk Co., a North Royalton masonry and building firm, desires to construct a brand new location. Denk obtained preliminary approval for that plan in January.

On March 8, the planning fee granted a conditional use allow for Apex Autocare. Automotive restore outlets are allowed basically industrial districts, the place the proposed Apex web site is situated, solely on a case-by-case foundation, beneath municipal zoning code.

Yevtushenko and his enterprise companion, Volodymyr Pendzey, bought the bigger of the 2 Abbey Street parcels in February 2022 by a restricted legal responsibility firm referred to as Velocity Trucking LLC. Their unique plan was to open a trucking firm there.

Nevertheless, the planning fee rejected that proposal about six months in the past, Yevtushenko mentioned. The automotive restore store is plan B.

Apex should nonetheless consolidate the smaller 1-acre parcel containing the home with the bigger parcel, a course of now beneath means with the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Workplace.

Based on their LinkedIn profiles, Yevtushenko is an automotive painter with an organization referred to as Auto Magic LLC and Pendzey is president of Velocity Trucking.

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