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Wake Forest community stands against new gas station

Posted May 18

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— A Wake Forest community is up in arms after town commissioners voted to rezone property at an intersection for a gas station, even though the planning board voted unanimously against it.

The gas station is slated to be built at the intersection of Burlington Mills Road and Ligon Mill Road.

“In the Wake Forest community plan, we have certain areas around town that will be commercial,” said Wake Forest commissioner Anne Reeve. “That’s just want the plan is.”

Neighbors said they understand that some development may be inevitable, but the idea of a gas tank being close to the community dependent on well water is concerning.

“I do sympathize with the residents,” Reeve said. “But sometimes you have to do things like the road improvement.”

Reeve said she sees the gas station as an opportunity.

“It's a bad intersection,” she said “The DOT (Department of Transportation) has no plans to do anything to that area.”

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  • Michael Iantosca May 18, 2016
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    So let me get this straight – Ms Reeves admits it’s a bad intersection, and that the DOT has no plans to do anything about it, yet she and her cohorts approved rezoning for a gas station that will make bad traffic and a bad intersection not just a little worse, but an unmitigated disaster. Yah, that is brilliant governance for ya. I smell a rat.