Yorkville Gas N Wash

Previous rendering for Lenny's Gas N Wash LLC at Route 34 and Sycamore Rd. in Yorkville. (Rendering provided)

A proposed gas station, car wash and convenience store that pulled out of its last proposed site location in Yorkville is eyeing a new location along Route 47.

Yorkville Economic Development Consultant Lynn Dubajic writes in a memo to the city's economic development committee that Gas N Wash has a five-acre parcel under contract at Route 47 and Waterpark Way.

Dubajic indicated they could even look at another location in the city.

She told the committee at their meeting earlier this week that it is the developer's desire to formally apply to begin the approval process this month and to be open no later than May 1, 2020.

In May, Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson told WSPY that developers withdrew their application for a site on Route 34 and Sycamore Rd., due to title issues that the developer thought they would be able to work around but that became more of an issue than previously thought.

Olson said at the time that developers would continue to look for a location, noting they had interest in the Route 34 corridor.

The previous proposed site plan included a car wash, convenience store and regular and diesel fueling canopies and more.

Some residents in the nearby Fox Hill subdivision had circulated petitions opposing the project in that location.

In other Yorkville economic development news, Dubajic says that there have been some changes regarding the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen development.

In November of 2018, it was announced that the franchise was leasing the former Subway space on the south side of town, along with a portion of adjacent vacant space for a restaurant with a drive-up at Fountain Village.

Alderman Ken Koch asked Dubajic about the restaurant and she says that those plans have changed.

Additionally, Dubajic said in documents that she has been working with parties interested in downtown space, including the former Capitano Deli that closed earlier this year. She said that she is not able to disclose particulars at this time, "but the party is very serious and is hopeful to reopen later this summer."