A new RaceTrac gas station and market along Lawrenceville Highway near McLendon Elementary School would only create traffic and pollution and harm the property values of nearby homes, community residents said Wednesday night.
Rougly 100 people who live around the school filled its cafeteria to confront two representatives with the Atlanta corporation about its plans to build a 24-hour, 18-pump gas station and market on the highway between Orion and Hollywood drives.
“No offense,” said Elizabeth Roberts, 49, a community member. “[You're] not welcome. I was hoping RaceTrac as an Atlanta company would understand community cohesion.”
Over the course of the one-hour meeting, residents said they were concerned the station would create dangerous traffic along their streets and runoff pollution that might harm horses in neighboring Little Creek Farm, which supports equine activities. Others said they feared a popular station would lure crime