Speedway gasoline station in Lake Barrington had attracted criticism long before it got its approval in 2014. Now, we see some work done here on Monday when the workers started demolishing one of the vacant buildings on the site at Northwest Highway and Kelsey Road. It was done to accommodate a 20-pump station with Speedy Café and a car wash, full-service convenience store.
Lake Barrington Village President Kevin Richardson noted that a lot of work has been undertaken and his expectation would be to get an attractive $6 million development for the visible intersection. The amount is considerably huge and not as easy as getting vapes online. Apart from the monetary issue, the decision has faced issues from the villagers even. However, he is positive and hopes that it’ll enjoy victory over those who had concerns relating to Speedway causing traffic and environmental problems. Issues regarding the Speedway include the possibility of harming the village’s character and attracting criminals.
Krissy Lohmeyer, a Lake Barrington resident, has managed a Facebook page to oppose the Speedway. With an online petition organized in 2015, she had the support of about 500 residents for the cause.