Area residents dispute plan to build gas station by Bardstown Road Kroger

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by Melanie Kahn

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 18 at 12:17 AM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Some Highlands and Belknap residents are saying no to a plan to build a Kroger gas station at the site of the old Hollywood Video store on Bardstown Road.  That area's zoning doesn't allow for a gas station, but Kroger has asked the planning commission to waive that restriction.  However, people who live close to the disputed area will do everything they can to prevent this from happening.
   Just yards away from the hustle and bustle of Bardstown Road lies several quiet residential areas, and if people like Rhonda Neutz has anything to say about it, it will stay that way, which is why she says she is opposing Koger's plan to build a gas station  just uphill from her home.  Neutz says "Physically having the gas station is the fumes, the people, a lot of the different clientele that's going to be there and we already have enough noise from Kroger and the loud trucks that come back here."
   This is why she, along with the help of several neighbohood associations in this area, have started a petition to convince Louisville's planning commission not to grant Kroger permission to build the gas station.
   WHAS11 contacted Kroger officials for comment about this, but they did not return our calls.  In the meantime, residents who live here tell us they've collected 700 signatures opposing this plan and say they will do whatever it takes to protect their homes.
   The planning commission will be holding a meeting on Thursday at 6pm to address this issue, and everyone who lives here tells us, they plan to be there.
   

 

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