What would I need to build a gas station ground up. I have a small piece of land (corner plot) on a busy road.

I have a small piece of land that has an old house on it, I would like to convert to a gas station as there are not too many gas station on that road. Can some one give me a break up of all the licenses government formalities and the financial cost that I would incurr. I plant to have 2 pumps and a car wash. The land is on the road side, but behind this plot and on the side there are residential houses, will I have any problem for constructing a gas station?
In General Area - Asked by Michael P. - Sep 30, 2014
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Lavale, MD

Find a good land planner guy and start with that. I would start then checking local zoning and any land use requirements that your local government might have. Its hard to make money selling gas margins are slim.

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Kathy S.
Petaluma, CA

You could try the main gas companies (Shell, Chevron, etc.) and ask about their franchise assistance.

Sep 30, 2014
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Guy W.
Richmond, CA

Maybe forget this idea and sell this land to end users that look for corner lots for construction.

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