MAP: Proposed gas station raises concerns with residents

September 27, 2012 | 8:07 p.m. CDT
Neighbors have voiced concerns about a potential Break Time gas station, proposed by 8 Ball Commercial Properties LLC, at the corner of Rock Quarry Road and Grindstone Parkway. City of Columbia staff have recommended the request be rejected, but the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval. Columbia City Council will vote on the proposal Monday. Residents are concerned about increased crime, sound and light that would come from the gas station. The company plans to build fencing, plant trees and take measures to block sound pollution. A city ordinance governs construction along a scenic roadway, such as Rock Quarry Road. Commercial development is restricted in the Rock Quarry Special Area, therefore the gas station cannot be built on the north side of Grindstone Parkway.

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