Cape residents vow to fight proposed gas station
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - At the cape intersection of Cape Coral Parkway and Skyline Boulevard, sits an empty lot. Some fear it's a matter of time until a gas station goes up here.
"I don't want the 7-11 and a gas station here because I'll never get a decent night's sleep," said Peter Stavrou, a seasonal resident and developer from Canada.
Stavrou's home on Skyline Boulevard, across from the half-acre site.
"The traffic in this particular corner, it's asking for disaster," added Stavrou. "Somebody could be absent-minded and just making a turn out, it could happen T-boned. They're dead."
In January, the city approved re-zoning the property for a convenience store. A decision residents are challenging.
"What do you want the city to do?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle Sarann. "I want them to reverse their decision," replied Stavrou.
"I'm scared for myself, my children, my family, my neighbors," explained McCrae-Ciliano, who's lived on SW 11th Place for a decade.
And she says building another gas station isn't necessary with others nearby.
"We've got a 7-11, Circle K, a BP, a Hess station," said McCrae-Ciliano. "We don't need a gas station here."
The city says there will be an appeals hearing on December 10 at 5 p.m.