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JUPITER, FL — Almost 300 residents here have signed a petition to stop the construction of a combination carwash, gas station and c-store, The Palm Beach Post reported.
The Jan. 7 story stated that opposed residents feel the business would decrease property values, bring crime and increase traffic.
Even so, the town council has shown strong support for the gas station, the story noted. The council approved the business as part of the overall master plan for the neighborhood in 2004, and the council twice approved extensions to build.
The business could be stopped in two ways. If the approval for the project expires before construction begins, the council could deny another extension. Also, the property owners could withdraw their plan, according to the story.