A massive gas station coming to St. Johns County will be a little smaller than originally planned.
Buc-ee’s is a Texas-based chain with plans to build a location near World Golf Village.
The new plans still include 104 gas pumps, 392 parking spaces and will improve traffic flow and deliveries at the store, a spokesperson said.
The firm behind plans for Buc-ee's, a massive gas station off I-95 at World Golf Village, is making some changes to the design, including decreasing the number of planned pumps from 120 to 104 @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/YYYLQbqa2W— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 8, 2018
Original plans called for 120 gas pumps and 417 parking spaces.
Some neighbors have been very vocal about their disapproval of the massive gas station coming to International Golf Parkway near Interstate 95.
“This is a very nice and quiet community. Imagine what the traffic and congestion will cause,” neighbor Lance Williams said.
“We’ve got Gate, no one has ever waited at Gate. On the other side of 95, we’ve got those two gas stations,” neighbor Kathy Granieri said.
Other neighbors tell Action News Jax that they don't see a problem with it and that development in the area is inevitable.
A new gas station in St. Johns County will feature 104 fuel pumps and 392 parking spaces. Some neighbors say the new Buc-ee's is too big and doesn't fit in with the rest of the area, while others say development is inevitable @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/NNyfKuZPqv— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 8, 2018
A Buc-ee’s spokesperson said construction at the site near I-95 is expected to begin by the third quarter of 2018.
To see a new rendering of the design, click here.
Is a gas station this big necessary for St. Johns County? Several neighbors tell me no, and that it’ll cause more traffic and crashes on the already busy stretch of road @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/lPoA69Kx6f— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 8, 2018
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