Update 10 June 2010:
Albemarle Planning Commission members placed an “X” over a proposed gas and convenience store in Crozet — fearing high water usage could dry neighbors’ wells, and runoff could seep into neighbors yards.
The commission voted Tuesday to deny some components of the proposed Re-Store ‘N Station, which would be next to the Crozet Moose Lodge, 0.3 miles west of Western Albemarle High School on U.S. 250. The Board of Supervisors will get the final say on whether to approve the plan for the two-story, 4,750-square-foot station, but opposition by the Planning Commission, which advises supervisors, comes as a major setback for the station.
“Is this area fit for a well or wells that will draw up to 1,624 gallons?” said Planning Commission member Calvin Morris. “That’s my concern.” Dozens opposed to the station, many of whom said Tuesday that they live near the proposed site, expressed the same concern.