June 1, 2010
Opponents of a proposed gas station in Crozet said they don't want it in their town, and they're speaking out against the project.
The station, one of the largest in Albemarle County, would be built on land just outside of Crozet.
At a public hearing on Tuesday, the Board of Zoning Appeals heard a resounding "no" from Crozet residents who attended. They asked the board to stop plans for the proposed "Re-Store' N Station."
If built, the station would be the second-largest full-service gas station in Albemarle County and would be built on Route 250. Crozet residents said such a large station would destroy the scenic route on 250, and it would also bring in big rigs at all hours of the night looking to fill up on diesel fuel.
About 30 people showed up to stand before the board to express concern, but it wasn't enough to sway the board, which voted that plans for the service station are ready to move forward.
The next stop for this proposed gas station is a public hearing in front of the City Planning Commission, where they'll decide whether the station will use too much water. That meeting will be Tuesday, June 8.