Gwinnett pumps the brakes on controversial QuikTrip proposal

Norcross residents are mounting stiff opposition to a proposed 6,000-square-foot Quiktrip at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Joseph Way south of I-85. CHRIS JOYNER/CJOYNER@AJC.COM

Norcross residents are mounting stiff opposition to a proposed 6,000-square-foot Quiktrip at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Joseph Way south of I-85. CHRIS JOYNER/CJOYNER@AJC.COM

Gwinnett County officials pumped the brakes Tuesday night on the proposed construction of a QuikTrip store that has had local residents riled up for months.

The county's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to deny a zoning application that would have paved the way for the 6,000-square-foot, 24-hour convenience store to be built along Jimmy Carter Boulevard near Norcross. The proposed site was between Joseph Way and Hayes Drive, just south of I-85.

The proposal included buying up four nearby houses and demolishing them.

Residents in the surrounding area rallied against the QuikTrip, expressing their fears about increased traffic, late-night deliveries and crime.

Several spoke against the gas station during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Read more about their fight on subscriber website myAJC.com, where AJC Watchdog columnist Chris Joyner has more details.

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