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Northbrook Gas Station/Car Wash Faces Strong Opposition

Neighbors and some plan commissioners said they have concerns about the proposal for 2370 Waukegan Road.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Neighbors and some plan commissioners expressed concerns about a proposed gas station and car wash in Techny at a recent Plan Commission meeting, with objections ranging from a fear of reduced property values, to increased traffic, to dangerous chemicals finding their way into the environment, according to an article in the Northbrook Star.

Waterway Wash & Gas, a Missouri company, wants to open the 12,000-square-foot facility at 2370 Waukegan Road, the article says.

About 14 people spoke at the meeting, which ended with the commissioners deciding to take the issue up again July 1, according to a village memo.

TribLocal has video of some of the comments here.

You can read the full Northbrook Star article here.

Howard Miller May 31, 2014 at 10:36 AM
A grand total of 14 people spoke - not all of whom spoke out against the gas station and detailing operation - and that's considered to be "strong opposition." Not exactly an overwhelming response! C'mon, all that means is that a few folks who happen to have purchased residences near the former dump site are attempting to protect their self-interests and deny a worthwhile venture from locating in Northbrook (in a properly zoned area) and helping ease our collective tax burden.
Steve Weitzman May 31, 2014 at 09:17 PM
This is one of the main reasons I left Northbrook. Not enough people wanted to see Northbrook grow and be a destination point. I found myself going everywhere but Northbrook. I still love the community and my friends that I left but change is needed.
Meshephelous June 02, 2014 at 01:21 PM
It's not a destination point. It's a bedroom community with great schools, great parks, and low crime. Glad to see you left.
North Brook June 02, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Northbrook is not a bedroom community....it's a totally asleep community. No offense, but you basically described Glenview and Deerfield as well and they manage to have dining and shopping options along with amenities we lack. Our town's leadership has no clue how to address these issues and we will all suffer as a result. The lack of shopping, dining and upgraded amenities will not be attractive to the next generation of home buyers.
Meshephelous June 02, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Deerfield has ZERO dining or shopping destinations. Just about every restaurant on Lake Cook and Waukegan has closed. Downtown deerfield is a bunch of useless stores and a cramped parking lot. Glenview has nothing outside the Glen, and the Glen did so well that the developers lost millions and millions and millions of dollars on it.

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