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Costco Breaking Ground For Gas Pumps Next Month

Brookhaven's Costco will soon offer gasoline to its members.

 

Gas pumps are coming to Costco in Town Brookhaven.

A Costco representative confirmed to Patch that ground breaking for the new additions will be sometime in February.

Last year, the store's proposal to put in a gas station ran into opposition from the community.

At a meeting with DeKalb County's planning department, three area residents, one of whom is a Costco member, and an Oglethorpe University representative spoke out against the gas station, citing potential issues like long lines spilling out onto two-lane Hermance Drive and creating traffic jams.

Oglethorpe was concerned about property devaluation and wanted Costco to help fund a pedestrian walkway from the school to Town Brookhaven, an idea that has been rejected.

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"E Pluribus Unum" January 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM
My first impression after reading the story is "no." Having a gas station at that location seems to defeat the concept of close-in, pedestrian friendly, livable communities. We already have enough gas stations in the vicinity...how did this happen? Is there anyway to still stop it?
Kathie " SOC" Coy January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM
I'm happy, I still need to drive my children around to activities and this will help me save money.
FreddieK January 15, 2013 at 01:01 PM
I hate the idea, unsure why It doesn't (or didn't) require a variance. The price of that gas will be too high for me.
Eddie E. January 15, 2013 at 01:20 PM
It might be a good local test location for CNG refueling. Who better than COSTCO to help reduce 1hr. and 8hr. ozone as well as VOC's.
Gary Mossner January 15, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Costco gas is tier 1 gas and will drive prices down in the area. Also the station is a different design than other Costco stations as it will be able to pump 18 cars at a time thereby not having backup problems. Other stations only pump 12 cars at a time and 1 in Atlanta that pumps 16, there will be no issue of traffic backing up onto Hermance.
newman January 15, 2013 at 03:43 PM
There is already a pedestrian walkway to Oglethorpe, It's called a sidewalk. If the LA Fitness people would quit using the Costco lot and park in the parking deck like they are supposed to, there would be plenty of room for a gas station. God forbid you have to walk more than 20 yards to get to your workout
patrick January 15, 2013 at 08:24 PM
The story is good. But it left out two important items. First Jim are Dist 2 member spoke out against it {BUT I am glad it passed},also Jeff Rader and Kathey M. voted to NOT ALLOW Elaine B. who was the elected member from the location from offering the isssue,the other board members voted for the voters and kept Jim ,Jeff and Kathey from keeping the area from the change that is coming.
Henry Batten January 15, 2013 at 09:23 PM
AMEN!!!!!
Abdul Zakari January 17, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Hello Mr. Mayor. My name is Abdul Zakari. I'm representing Taxi Drivers in Brookhaven MARTA Station.Many of your friends are my clients,infact during the elections,we rally support behind you to become the first CITY OF BROOKHAVEN Mayor because we believe you are the right person. But that is not the reason why I'm writing to you. We the Taxi Drivers in the City of Brookhaven to paticipate in the upbringing of the city. To become the best in Georgia.In terms of the city TAXI FOR HIRE Regulations,we would like to be Invited for the better BROOKHAVEN. Thank You.
mind springy February 03, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Looks like it's under construction, in the parking lot directly across from the tire service bays. It doesn't strike me as being a really huge area, and it's not as far from the main store as the gas at Gwinnett and Dunwoody are located, so I'll be curious to see how the traffic flows. Their price is good and it's pretty much the only station where the pumps are long enough to easily reach the tank even if you pull up on the 'wrong side' of the pump.
Roger That February 04, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Gas will be $4.00 + in six weeks. I expect this Costco location to last 6 - 8 years, then we taxpayers will be stuck with the bill for the approved EPA cleanup.

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