Wake Forest community stands against new gas station
Posted May 18
Wake Forest, N.C. — 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.”