Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Many have said that their concerns about traffic and trash from the gas station, which nearly doubled in size, are becoming a reality.
With the On the Run at Mobil station at the intersection of Manchester and Geyer Roads now officially open for business, residents who live nearby are saying their worries about increased traffic and pollution are coming true. As Patch previously reported, the On the Run expansion was quickly contested at its first proposal by Kirkwood residents, claiming the addition would increase traffic, displace businesses and impair pedestrian safety. The City Council approved the project in January 2012. The expansion involved demolishing an existing Mobil service station and another building that housed other businesses. The new facilities have double the service stations and the On the Run convenience mart. Its owners, the Wallis Company, have …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The convenience shop at the gas station on Manchester Road opened in December and cut the ribbon this week.
On the Run at Mobil at the Manchester and Geyer Roads intersection officially celebrated their grand opening Friday after being open since December. The ribbon cutting kicked off grand opening festivities, followed by appearances throughout the day from St. Louis Cardinals' Fredbird, a clydesdale, the Rams' Rampage and the Blues' Louie. Customers could also register to win Cardinals tickets and other prizes. As Patch previously reported, the On the Run expansion was quickly contested at its first proposal by Kirkwood residents, claiming the addition would increase traffic, displace businesses and impair pedestrian safety. The City Council approved the project in January 2012. The expansion involved demolishing an existing Mobil service …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Rep. Rick Stream visited the Varsity Barber Shop to give its owner, Pete Bishop, a resolution in his honor in the last days of the business.
Goodbye Pete Bishop. Hello, Mobil on the Run. After a 45-year run as a barber, Bishop closed the Varsity Barber Shop at 11142 Manchester Road this weekend. The building that housed it will be demolished to make way for a Mobil on the Run service station and convenience store. But before the end came, state Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, stopped by the barber shop to present Bishop with a Missouri House Resolution honoring his 45 years of service. "It was cool for me to see, since Pete gave me my first ever haircut as a child and cut my hair for 20 years," Charles Hinderliter told Patch. He's the campaign manager for Stream's re-election bid and a political science teacher at Jefferson College. Bishop's shop and the neighboring Mobil service…
Monday, January 9, 2012
City councilors voted 4-3 to turn the Kirkwood Mobil gas station at North Geyer and Manchester roads into a Mobil on the Run, a move that has met with the disapproval of some neighboring residents.
Kirkwood will be getting a bigger, fancier gas station at North Geyer and Manchester roads, but not everybody is happy about it. More than 50 residents attended Thursday night's meeting of Kirkwood City Council to protest the expansion of the existing Mobil station at the busy intersection. The expansion would increase the number of islands at the station from four to eight and include a new convenience store. Wallis Companies, which owns the station, anticipate a 100 percent increase in gas revenue and a 50 percent increase in convenience store revenue. Ten residents addressed council about the development during Thursday's public comments section of the meeting. Many expressed concerns about noise and congestion. But every resident, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The council voted in favor of the $1.25 million land purchase in spite of some opposition by residents.
The yellow slips for residents to speak quickly piled up prior to Thursday night’s Kirkwood City Council meeting. Residents packed the council chamber as they sought to comment on two of the most contentious items in the agenda: the purchase of two downtown buildings for parking and the expansion of a Mobil gas station. Downtown buildings purchase Before the council was a second and final vote on the $1.25 million purchase of two businesses located downtown at 107 and 133 West Jefferson Ave. The city council plans to demolish the two buildings and expand an existing parking lot there. The existing lot currently offers 44 small parking spaces. The expansion of the lot would increase that to 90 standard‐sized parking spaces. Residents …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Those who spoke at at a public hearing Thursday said development will negatively impact property values and the quality of life for residents who live near the gas station at Manchester and North Geyer roads.
Residents asked members of the Kirkwood City Council to oppose a resolution to approve a special use exception permit for the Mobil gas station at the corner of Manchester and North Geyer roads, Thursday night. Safety concerns, decreased property values and a lack of a traffic study were some of the issues raised by the 16 Kirkwood residents or business owners who presented to councilors. "We already have a huge traffic problem," said Barb Cullmann, of 1043 Simmons Ave. "We don't need anything bigger than what's already there. ... Let's not hurt residents because we want more commercial. We would appreciate a traffic study." The proposed expansion calls for the demolition of business space at 1136-1150 Manchester Road and an extension of …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The next step for possible development of the Mobil gas station at Manchester and North Geyer roads is uncertain.
Members of Kirkwood’s Board of Adjustment unanimously voted against granting Wallis Companies two variances to Kirkwood's zoning code for the proposed expansion of the Mobil gas station at Manchester and North Geyer roads, at their Monday meeting. “Essentially, anyone who comes before the board needs to demonstrate a hardship of complying with zoning regulations,” said James Meyers, chair of Kirkwood’s Board of Adjustment. “(Wallis Companies) did not really demonstrate a hardship sufficient to board members.” The variances related to Manchester and Geyer road front yard setback requirements as defined in the city's zoning code. “We have not determined what we are going to do, but we do want to modernize the facility to better serve our …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Kirkwood Patch user Ron.
Kirkwood Patch user, Ron, writes: Signs are popping up along Simmons Avenue in Kirkwood, by residents opposed to the Mobil on the Run expansion at 11136 Manchester Rd. Residents believe the project displaces local businesses, increases traffic, trash and noise along Manchester Road and adjacent residential streets, and poses a safety threat to pedestrians and homeowners in the nearby residential areas. Do you agree with this Letter to the Editor? Email me, Owen Skoler, local editor of Kirkwood Patch, and get your Letter to the Editor published now! See related content:
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Kirkwood Planning and Zoning commission voted to approve the site plans of the proposed expansion of the Mobil gas station at Manchester and Geyer Roads.
The Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to approve the site plan for the Mobil gas station at Manchester and Geyer Roads Wednesday night but plans will have to be revised before they are submitted to the Kirkwood City Council. For instance, the new station must include the addition of sidewalks on Geyer Road and Simmons Avenue near the station and recessed lighting. Also, products can only be delivered between 8 am. and 5 p.m. An 8-foot fence will be constructed on the south line of the property. Residents have expressed concerns about the expansion, which would increase the size of the convenience store and double the station's number of pumps. Kevin Kamp, senior project manager with Civil & Environmental Consultants…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Some Kirkwood residents question plans to expand the Mobil gas station at the corner of Manchester and North Geyer Roads.
Residents from the neighborhood surrounding the Mobil gas station at the corner of Manchester and North Geyer Roads gathered near the station Tuesday night to learn more about a proposed expansion of the longtime Kirkwood business that has some of them worried. Kevin Kamp, senior project manager with Civil & Environmental Consultants, presented the plans to a subcommittee of the Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission as part of an on-site review. The plans call for the demolition of business space at 1136-1150 Manchester Road and an extension of the station to Simmons Avenue. Construction would add four gas pumps, bringing the total number of pumps to eight, as well as an On the Run convenience store to replace the current Mobil store. …