On Tuesday, the Oakley city Council will consider a Conditional Use Permit and Design Review – Consideration of an application for an ARCO Gas Station.
According to the staff report, Woodcreek Oaks Petroleum, Inc. is seeking approval of a new 3,180 square foot convenience store, a fueling island with 8 multiple product dispensers under a new 42 foot by 116 foot fuel island canopy and a new 25 foot by 115 foot car wash tunnel with outdoor vacuums.
The plan would sit on a 4.17-acre lot at 2140 Laurel Road near Empire. The site was designated “commercial” in 2002.
The current site is improved with a single-family residence, 2 barns and a work shop located in the northwestern portion of the site. The remainder of the site has been an active vineyard for several years. Before that, the remainder of the site was vacant for some time and an almond orchard existed before that.
The Oakley Citizen Planning Advisors received copies of the Applicant’s Plans via email on November 1, 2017 and staff included two of their comments in the report:
- My husband and I drove by the site yesterday. We feel it will be a great addition to the Laurel Road area as it is close to Highway 4. My question is what is happening to the vineyard that is there now? Also, I am assuming the barn and house that is currently on the property will be gone. We buy our gas from the ARCO on Main and Cypress. This station will be closer to our house so we will probably buy our gas there.
- The plans for the Arco site seem reasonable – maybe a bit crowded with the surrounding landscaping/groundcover but I guess that’s better than barren areas.
For the full staff report: https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/165766/SR_ARCO_Mini_Mart_and_Gas_Station_Tentative_Parcel_Map__TPM_02-17__Conditional_Use_Permit__CUP_07-17__and_Design_Review__DR_09-17__3-27-18__9_.pdf