City Council Will Vote on Controversial U-Gas Development Tonight
The gas station and convenience store has drawn opposition from nearby residents concerned about increased traffic and other impacts.
A controversial U-Gas Convenience Store planned for 915 N. Kirkwood Road will be up for its first vote by the Kirkwood City Council at a meeting tonight following a public hearing that drew some adorable, if formidable, opposition.
Residents have expressed concerns about the project’s impact on traffic, property values and the general welfare of the neighborhood and the Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously denied the company’s request for a special use exception permit.
Although the Kirkwood City Council can vote whether to approve the development regardless of the commission’s decision, the move required the company to ask for a public hearing, which was held Feb. 7.
Following the hearing and in light of the concerns raised, councilman Bob Sears moved to postpone a first vote on the project until today’s Kirkwood City Council meeting.