Council approves permit for proposed new travel center

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  1. buzzarddriver

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    Council approves permit for proposed new travel center | Local News | heraldbanner.com

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    The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit for a proposed travel center on the east edge of Greenville.

    There were questions raised during a public hearing prior to the vote about the Roadster Travel Center, proposed for 3000 Interstate 30 East, next to the Lamar Street overpass.

    John Reed said the facility would be built near his home and believed travel centers and/or truck stops are believed to bring additional criminal activity.


    “I don’t think any of you want this within 800 yards of the primary residence where you live,” he said, warning of the potential for human trafficking, threats of storm water runoff and dangers of trucks entering and exiting the interstate at the location.

    “I just think we need to do a little bit more due diligence.” Reed said.

    Other speakers also mentioned issues such as flooding in the area of Wolf Creek, which runs along the back side of the property.

    In response, Jim Bowie, who was the engineer associated with the project, said many of the items addressed during the hearing had already been taken care of during the planning process.


    “This will be a very nice facility,” Bowie said, noting the owner of the company already is operating 19 other centers across Texas and was intending to work closely with local and area law enforcement.

    “The last thing this developer wants is any type of illegal activity on this site,” Bowie said.

    He admitted that approaching the location via the overpass at the posted speed along the service road was a concern.

    The council voted 6-1, with Kristen Washington against, to approve the permit

    The new center would require the tearing down of an existing business and include a convenience store in the middle, a new International House of Pancakes (IHOP) on one side and a new Sonic Drive-In at the other end.

    The Planning and Zoning Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed CUP Oct. 18 and voted unanimously to recommend approval to the council.


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  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    The bs excuses these clowns use to object
     
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    North Bend Wa should be next
     
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    The last time I was up there the TA told me that the city of North bend despises trucks and they will not let another travel center truckstop chain build in their town. The TA wanted to expand the property to put in over 100 more parking spaces but the town said no way
     
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    Do these citizens who oppose truck stops have certifiable evidence that every truck stop breeds criminal activity? I have been in probably 75% of the truck stops across the US and have seen very little true criminal activity. A few pan handlers, the occasional hooker(varies by area of the country), some trashy truckers, but for the most part just the same people you see in every city.
     
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  7. Studebaker Hawk

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    I live 1 mile from 3 truckstops at an interstate location. 2 of the biggies, as busy as they get.
    Other than the 3 murders that have occurred there in the last 3 years, and the numerous drug busts, everything is just fine. Mind you , ALL of the crime is 4 wheelers.
    I cruise through the lots on my bicycle from time to time and both companies do a pretty good job of keeping things tidy. The Pilot derives most of it's business from 4 wheelers, they LOVE the place, something I will never understand.
     
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  8. sevenmph

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    Nobody wants a truck stop where drivers fuel, eat, and rest. But they do want you to get fuel so you can get the Amazon warehouse stocked up.
     
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