O’Reilly submits site plan for store
O’Reilly Auto Parts has submitted plans to the Tecumseh Building Services Department as the company moves forward with its intention to locate a store in Tecumseh. The company originally considered property on Sunset Drive, working through the Tecumseh Planning Commission, but later withdrew from that location. Original plans included creating a pocket park to help screen the retail site from the adjacent neighborhood. That property has since been renovated as an office facility.O’Reilly has since purchased property at 1202 W. Chicago Blvd., the former site of Hantz Financial Services.Tecumseh Building Services Director Brad Raymond confirmed that the company has submitted plans.“The company will be seeking site plan approval at the February Planning Commission meeting,” he said. Raymond also stated that the plans include the demolition of the existing structures on the property, which is just east of the McDonald’s restaurant.O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. started its auto parts business in Springfield, Missouri in 1957. The company currently has 4,041 locations across the country, including several in Michigan and Ohio.