Elk Grove City Council Schedules Hearing For Moore's Fast Food, Gas Project

January 6, 2014 | Following the recent unanimous rezoning approval by the Elk Grove Grove Planning Commission, the Elk Grove City Co...

January 6, 2014 |

Following the recent unanimous rezoning approval by the Elk Grove Grove Planning Commission, the Elk Grove City Council has scheduled a hearing date for the controversial project proposed by gas station and fast food developer Gil Moore.

The project, which is located on the northeast corner of Sheldon Road and East Stockton Blvd., is seeking to rezone the approximately five-acre lot from high density housing to light commercial. If approved, the development is expected to include, among other things, a drive-thru McDonald's, an AM/PM gas station, a car wash and the sale of off-site alcohol.

Moore, who owns a similar development off Howe Ave. near Highway 50 in Sacramento acknowledged  during the recent planning commission meeting that site experiences significant solicitation and panhandling problems and has promised to beef-up security at his Sheldon Road facility. Among other measures, Moore promised that the license plate of every vehicle entering the strip center would be captured on video. 

Prior to the rezone request, Moore successfully solicited Elk Grove city council members to get the city's highway sign ordinance changed so he could place billboards on Highway 99. Moore said without a highway billboard, McDonald's would not locate at his development. 

With the exception of Bob Trigg, all of the current city council members have received large campaign contributions from Moore. In addition to being criticized for taking Moore's money, council members have also been chastised for giving a de-facto approval for the rezone and the design elements prior to the project actually being heard by the planning commission and the city council.

The hearing is scheduled for the Wednesday, January 22 meeting of the city council. 



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