About 55 to 60 Brentwood Ward 1 residents told some Brentwood Boulevard property owners Tuesday night at city hall they don’t want another station.
Ward 1 aldermen David Dimmitt and David Plufka invited the owners — a father and son, with SGE, Inc. — to speak to residents before proceeding with the project. It hadn’t reached city hall yet.
Ward 1 resident Barry Williams was there and reported to 40 South that the owners of the Milton Building (2025 S. Brentwood Boulevard) had bought the Brentwood Bible Church on Lawn Avenue and the parking lot in-between, planning to build a 24-hour gas station on the three lots.
Williams said lots of people spoke in the meeting and none were in favor of the project, but it was civil; the property owners were given a chance to present their plan. He said in the end the owners said they would drop the plan, that it was obvious it wasn’t wanted.
Williams said the owners said the Milton Building was built in 1963 and needs a new roof and HVAC system, and doesn’t meet ADA codes, but isn’t having problems keeping tenants.
He added that mayoral candidate Barbara Clements and her husband, George, were there, but not candidate and current mayor, Chris Thornton.