Convenience chain in neighbors’ crosshairs over development project.
Worried about extra traffic and other related concerns, area neighbors filed a protest petition with the city clerk. The plans to buy the extra land and expand passed the city plan commission. The zoning, planning and economic development committee will hear the proposal next but the date has not been decided.
Mike Thornbrugh, the manager of public and government affairs for QuikTrip, told Kansas City TV affiliate KSHB the retailer has been going through it normal property development process at the site.
“QuikTrip has operated at this location for almost 20 years, and have proven that we are a great corporate neighbor, and we will continue to do so… QuikTrip always meets with area residents and businesses to discuss our proposal and listen to any suggestions.”
The Tulsa, Okla.-based retailer operates 707 stores in about dozen states including Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina.