Yorkville Gas N Wash

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

The Yorkville Economic Development Committee discussed a proposed gas station and car wash at their meeting on Tuesday night.

The EDC heard a request from Gas N Wash LLC, who are looking to construct a gas station and car wash at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Waterpark Way.

Developers requested a special use permit for gasoline, as well as a sign variance and final plat approval before a public hearing is held at the Aug. 14 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Senior Planner Jason Engberg spoke about the developer's request and the location of the proposed development.

The description of the project is a full-service gas station with a convenience store and an accessory car wash. The convenience store will feature a Dunkin' Donuts and another restaurant that has not yet been finalized.

Engberg told the committee that the developer has met all of the city's setback requirements, as well as all of the city requirements for parking. There will also be a loading area for trucks on the side of the development.

The developer additionally applied for a sign variance for a monument sign to be located on the development. The proposed sign is 107 sq. ft. wide, which is a 40% increase over what the city normally allows.

The Illinois Department of Transportation may soon own some of the land near the development due to the proposed widening of Rt. 47. Alderwoman Jackie Milschewski and other members of the committee spoke about landscaping on the property and how it may be impacted.

Members of the committee praised the choice of location. The attorney representing Gas N Wash LLC indicated that they will pursue a license for video gaming in the future.

Committee members indicated the proposal will again come before city council, likely in September, for more discussion.