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U-Gas Looks to Build Station in Kirkwood

A site plan for a U-Gas at 951 North Kirkwood Road includes six fueling stations, a convenience store and car wash.

Kirkwood Planning and Zoning commissioners will review a site plan for a U-Gas station and convenience store Wednesday night.

The application for a special use exception permit for the property at 915 North Kirkwood Road between Wilson and West Sarah avenues includes six fueling stations, a convenience store and car wash.

The property is adjacent to Kirkwood homes. In a preliminary review of the application, Kirkwood Public Works Director Todd Rehg made comments concerning the application, some of which address the station's proximity to a residential area.

In a letter to petitioner Steve Quigley of Clayton Engineering, Rehg commented that a 20-foot planting screen shall be provided along the western property line that abuts residentially zoned property. The screen shall be the entire width of the property to within 10 feet of the right-of-way.

Rehg also commented that all lighting shall be designed with recessed lighting fixtures where bulbs are not visible to neighboring properties and that rooftop equipment, air-conditioning units and mechanical equipment shall be completely screened from view of adjoining properties and the public right-of-way.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Kirkwood City Hall Wednesday to hear a presentation from Quigley about the proposed U-Gas.

Ron G. October 17, 2012 at 01:43 PM
. Just what kirkwood needs, another gas station! As this one encroaches into the area of bigger homes in Kirkwood, will our mayor and council continue to support such needless ventures? How many neighborhoods do we ruin by allowing these businesses to invade our communities, just for the tax revenue? Eventually, kirkwood residents will move and rent their homes out. and the community will continue to erode into a blightened detiorating mess, where no one wants to live anymore. I am no longer angry, I am sad to watch my city and its mayor permit such unecessary developments.
Christie October 17, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Do we really need yet another gas station this close to the three in LESS than a mile from this location?
jimmiebigballs October 30, 2012 at 09:05 PM
I feel bad for you guys, look at the mess Des Peres has allowed. Mayors, alderman all must have blinders on. West County mall, you can't get in during the holiday time because you can't get off the highway, new Schnucks, Dierbergs....the list goes on. They forget who elects them.

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