On November 2, 2022, the Boston Heights, Ohio Planning Commission voted to deny a Conditional Use Permit for a proposed truck stop, gas station and convenience store.
According to Marc Miller, who led opposition to the truck stop, the Commission based its decision on:
- Incompatibility with our Comprehensive Land Use Plan (which is very “green”)
- Negative Economic Impact: We would lose an adjacent neighbor law firm that contributes $250k of income tax revenue (they felt the toxicity was dangerous to be right next door). In return, we get a Truck Stop that generates $25k of income tax a year. So, we’d lose about 10% of our village operating revenue – I think that hit home.
- Safety & Health: With a Children’s Hospital 350’ away, this was a concern. I was surprised, though, that it wasn’t the primary decision factor in their decision.
For further details on this success contact Marc at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about getting the benefits of truck stops without posing a threat to area residents, visit: https://ceds.org/truckstops/