The developer hit the brakes Monday night on a controversial proposal to build a BP gas station at the southeast corner of Route 59 and Route 30 — at least for now.
G.C. Real Estate LLC had sought village board approval to rezone the property, which was once home to the Go-Tane gas station, to B-1 business.
The plan raised the ire of some residents and met with the disapproval of the plan commission, which last month recommended that the village board deny the developer’s rezoning and special use requests for the property.
On Monday, trustees voted to remove the requests from the village board meeting agenda, acting at the request of the developer.
Planner Michael Garrigan said the developer is seeking more time to have the proposal reviewed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
In early June, plan commissioners suggested G.C. Real Estate do just that, after an architect for the project said the proposal included a full access point on Route 59, as well as shared use of an alleyway along Route 30.
During a second appearance before the plan commission on June 19, architect Eric Eriksson said his client was willing to make the Route 59 entrance a right in, right out, and eliminate the shared-alley proposal.
Even so, plan commissioners rejected the gas station plan, which called for eight fuel pumps, a 3,600-square-foot convenience store and a possible drive-thru such as a Subway restaurant or Dunkin’ Donuts.
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