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Plainfield OKs Plans for Gas Station, Car Wash

Site near Route 30 and 119th Street received approval for annexation, rezoning, special use.

In about a decade, a parcel of property at 25491 W. 119th Street, near the intersection of 119th and Route 30, could become home to a fuel station and car wash.

Currently, the site is home to a residence and a facility that manufactures sheds and picnic tables.

On Monday, trustees voted in favor of annexing the property into the village, along with rezoning it for commercial use. The property received approval for pre-annexation in August.

READ: OWNER EYES FUTURE GAS STATION for 119th STREET SITE

A nearby parcel, known as the Sabadosh property, was also annexed into the village Monday so that the future gas station site would be contiguous to the village.

The property owners, Peter and Gaylene Metrou, are no strangers to small business. The couple owns Grandma's Table Family Restaurant in Montgomery.

While the rezoning and annexation were readily approved by village board members Monday night, the Metrous’ request for a special use permit for a future gas station/car wash and drive-thru did face some opposition as trustees Jim Racich and Paul Fay voted no. With fellow trustee Garrett Peck absent, Mayor Mike Collins was required to vote, casting the fourth “yes” vote needed to approve the measure.

In August, attorney Mike Martin, who represents the Metrous, said he “can’t imagine it being any less than 10 years” before the gas station would become a reality.

RELATED: GAS STATION GETS PUSHBACK FROM RESIDENTS

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Olddeegee October 19, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Why not put it out on Rt 126. We need nothing built at that intersection.
British Plainfield October 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Route 30 and Route 59 provides the best location for the BP station along with practical use for the residents and visitors who travel through the area. BP offers quality gasoline with Invigorate that helps protect your vehicle's engine from sludge, deposits, and corrosion. You cannot get this quality of fuel from any of the other area gas stations. BP needs to construct the next station in Plainfield at Route 30 and Route 59.
Robert October 19, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I would rather pay higher property taxes than look out at a 3-million square foot warehouse surrounded by weeds and leaking semi's. What Bolingbrook allowed to happen by the 55 corridor is a crime....and in the future we will have abandoned distribution plants and eyesores to look at. Plainfields leadership needs to stop looking at 'blue collar solutions" and start making it inviting for white collar jobs.
Robert October 19, 2012 at 05:48 PM
So lets see....our leaderships answer to the economy is..... distribution plants gas stations car washes chicken coops in backyards. My oh my....what progressive thinking.
Jonathan GIblin October 29, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I think its a wonderful idea ! Lets get a plainfield sams club going ! so we can get some jobs for this terrible time !

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