Supporters of a planned 32-pump gas station built on the site of the Office Depot location at 3111 Fostoria Way got their wish Thursday when San Ramon’s City Council gave their unanimous approval of the project.
Just across the street – and city lines – from the Danville Costco location it is intended to support, the San Ramon site was not without opposition.
Neighbors had questioned the project based on its potential impacts to the environment and surrounding neighborhood and one group, Save San Ramon, filed an appeal requesting that it be denied, claiming that support for the station was driven primarily by a desire for cheap fuel.
Dozens of residents argued against the project during Thursday’s special meeting.
Overriding those concerns, city officials proclaimed that city staff reviews of the site’s potential impact were “consistent and conservative.”
The project incorporates a 12,663-square-foot canopy with signage on all sides, an approximately 200-square-foot control facility and associated site improvements and landscape enhancement on a 2.88-acre lot.