Stop the building of a gas station at the entrance of our homes

Stop the building of a gas station at the entrance of our homes

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Cristina Sahoo started this petition to Commissioner Precinct One Jeff Travillion


We, the undersigned residents, are in opposition of the proposed building of a gas station within the entrance of the subdivision of Commons at Rowe Lane. There are negative effects that will impact the environment, ground water, air quality, and noise pollution for the surrounding homes. This will impact the neighborhood character and quality of life for the surrounding residents.

The significant changes that will affect our community negatively are as follows:

Harmful Effects on Human Health
Studies have shown that gas stations within a residential area have been linked to childhood leukemia, anemia, cancer, various infections, and low birth weight.

Impact to the present wildlife
The Commons at Rowe Lane has a pond that is located adjacent to the proposed area of the gas station. This pond is the home to several forms of wildlife, cranes, tortoises, ducks, and known to house beavers.

Safety of the surrounding residents and children
The Amenity Center is used by residents on a regular basis to include its multi-use areas. There are quite a few families who either walk or bike to school within this area of the two way divided street that the amount of traffic and accidents will only increase. One other area of concern is the large trucks delivering gasoline. These large trucks along with other deliveries to this store will have no place to enter and park, and will use the roadway located on Rowe Lane, thus reducing the visibility coming out of the Commons main entrance.

Property Value Reduced
Our community will lose its sense of serenity that it already provides to its residents at the main entrance, and the gas station will impact the sale of homes thus reducing the property values to residents already established in the community.

Light and Noise pollution
There are 5 other gas stations serving the area and located less than 2 miles away from the Community. Not to mention the gas stations are known for having loud music, and TV commercials played at the pumps, and at night have very bright lights within the parking lot, which will affect home owners within 50 yards.

These are some of the many negative effects that will impact our community and we are hopeful that we can make a difference in having a better suited business at this location that will not cause the serious health hazards that a gas station imposes to the residents.

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