Speedway station for Kirk Road in Batavia?
A 24-hour Speedway gasoline station is being proposed for the northeast corner of Kirk Road and Wilson Street, on land the city of Batavia owns.
The Batavia City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday to sell the 6-acre parcel to Speedway LLC.
Speedway would pay $650,000 for the site, plus an extra $25,000 if Kane County permits it to have a right-in, right-out access to Kirk.
The sale is contingent upon Speedway getting permits and special-use permits approved by the city, according to the proposed contract. It is also contingent upon the results of soil tests conducted by Speedway.
The land is zoned for commercial use. It was once part of a farm, but hasn't been used as such for more than 60 years.
The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave.
Two firms gave the land to the city in 2010, after they were unable to develop it as they wished, including as a gas station. According to a 2010 memo about the donation, there were issues with access to Kirk and proximity to a spur line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
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