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.
Before taking over the AJC's morning newsletter, Tyler Estep worked as a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.