Kum & Go foes to demonstrate, present petition
Opponents of the proposed Kum & Go next to Old Colorado City plan to hold a demonstration outside the City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Also, opposition leader Sue Spengler said she plans to speak during the Citizen Discussion phase of the agenda.
The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Spengler said the demonstration is to take place on the main steps leading into the building, starting at about 12:30 p.m.
She said she will use part of her three-minute allotment as a citizen speaker to present council with her petition against the Kum & Go proposal. Started around July 1, it now has more than 1,100 signatures.
Although no formal request has gone to the city yet, the Iowa-based national convenience store chain has a contract to buy a roughly two-acre site from Goodwill that takes up most of the south side of the 2300 block of West Colorado Avenue. Kum & Go has also announced that it wants to build a 5,000-square- foot store and 10 gas pumps, open 24 hours.
Opponents have argued that such a facility would be overly large, diminish the nearby historic district and squander a chance for a more localized type of property use.
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