Sunday, November 11, 2012

Safeway Gas Station Topic of Community Meeting Nov. 14

On Nov. 14 at 7:30PM, Safeway will  hold an informational meeting at the Harvard Gulch Recreation Center outlining plans to build a gas station at the intersection of South Downing and Evans. The community is invited to attend.
The Denver Planning Board has scheduled a zoning change request that would clear the gas station's path on  Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 3PM. The meeting will be at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building at 201 W. Colfax Avenue - 4th floor conference room  #4.F.6. .

Why do we believe this gas station is a bad idea? The traffic congestion in the Morgans/Safeway/1stBank parking lot is already over the top, as is traffic at the increasingly busy Downing and Evans intersection. A gas station will only bring in more traffic and more accidents at the already overtaxed and busy intersection.

Neighborhood group University Neighbors is opposing the plan and requesting that before the City takes any action, Safeway should provide traffic studies, parking studies and an environmental impact report. Everyone is welcome to attend and comment on the gas station plans.

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