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Residents vow to stop gas station

Posted at 11:05 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 23:05:01-05
Hundreds of residents from the Island Club and Corkscrew Woodlands communities gathered Thursday for a discussion about a controversial development.
 
Stock development reintroduced plans for a new apartment complex that will also feature a 24-hour gas station, near the intersection of I-75 and Corkscrew Road.
 
"I do not want a 24 hour business out there," said resident Bill Savage.  
 
"People, instead of making a left hand turn to go out onto Corkscrew Road, if they make a right hand turn after having a couple drinks at 2:00 in the morning, they could come into our communities," he added.
 
Developers originally scaled back their plans for how many apartments will be built, they say the entire community will cater to working class people.
 
"We're not talking about the places in the cities where the kids hang out at night, that's not what we're looking at, we're trying to attract a higher end, nice gas station," said engineer Dan DeLisi.
 
Savage says if developers don't back down from the 24-hour gas station, there will be a demonstration this Monday.