HELP US STOP THE PROPOSED 24-HOUR CONVENIENCE STORE AND 24-HOUR GAS STATION AT 500 WILLOW ROAD
Target: City of Menlo Park, California
Petition Background (Preamble):
The owner of the existing gas station is requesting a Use Permit from the City to demolish the existing gas station and car wash and add a 24-hour gas station and 24-hour convenience store. As residents of this area of Menlo Park, we have significant concerns about allowing such a facility in this largely residential area.
We want the City to deny the application and protect the existing residential uses, our property values and the safety of our neighborhood because: 1. the project expands an already busy commercial use by adding a convenience store and staying open 24 hours a day, well past the hours of other businesses in this residential area. 2. A convenience store will not serve the residents of the area. The applicant has stated its purpose is to "provide needed services to the motoring public." 3. A 24-hour facility will increase the possibility of crime in the area. 4. The project would increase the noise, lighting and traffic past the times of existing businesses, and potentially create a public nuisance. 5. The residents of the area and public are already well served by 5 local markets. None of which are open 24 hours a day and all are located within 1 mile of the site. 6. Adding a convenience store adjacent to a high school and public park encourages loiterers, unsafe activity and litter.
The HELP US STOP THE PROPOSED 24-HOUR CONVENIENCE STORE AND 24-HOUR GAS STATION AT 500 WILLOW ROAD petition to City of Menlo Park, California was written by Leslie Pappas, Coldwell Banker and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: convenience, store, public, station, existing, residential, residents, hours, businesses, increase, facility, menlo, project, adding, convenience store, gas station, residential area, menlo park, existing gas, hour conv