A downtown landmark will be undergoing changes if approved by the Historic District Commission at its meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday in City Hall.
Phil and Diana Kirkland are the new owners of the property that has been Walter’s Citgo Station at Oak and Locust. They are hoping to expand the structure by about 300 square feet.
The property is in the Old Conway Design Overlay Urban Zone, and exterior structural changes require oversight by the Commission.
A "filling station" first appeared on the Sanborn Fire insurance maps in 1926. Oldtimers may remember that a boarding house and a dance hall were at that location before that.
The present structure was built in the 1950s and owned and operated as a gasoline station by Virginia and Martin Walter.
In January, when long-time employee Ed Erbach decided to retire after 45 years waiting on customers at the full-service station, the owners, Virginia Walter and her daughter Dee Ann Walter Davis decided to sell.
The Commissioners will also hear plans from Ronnie Kordsmeier for construction of a new duplex residence at 1845 Hairston St.
The property is within the Old Conway Design Overlay Suburban Zone.
An adjacent duplex, owned by Kordsmeier, was approved by the Old Conway Design Review Board in September of 2008.
In other business, the Commission will discuss plans for attending the 2013 Arkansas Preservation Conference May 1-3 in North Little Rock.
(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 505-1234.)