Page one, Wednesday, September 12, the Kokomo Tribune: “Board OKs gas pumps.”
The article that followed was yet another description of “What Scott Pitcher wants, Scott Pitcher gets!”
There is absolutely no need for another convenience store in this area, let alone one at an already difficult intersection where there is one gasoline service station on the diagonal corner. This is a residential area of single family, owner occupied homes. There are convenience stores already located a few blocks to the north and south of the intersection of Washington and Boulevard Streets and at least two on Webster Street a couple of blocks over. I doubt it would be an “inconvenience” for anyone to drive those blocks in any direction.
This is purely another case of follow the money. Just look at the manipulation it has taken already to get this far. It is not a case of improving the city let alone the neighborhood. I strongly believe the Kokomo Plan Commission made a lousy decision. This type of development in this location will definitely be a negative. I hope the Kokomo Common Council has the sense to say no. The area should stay residential with the limited commercial activity already in the area. This time the representatives of the people should tell Pitcher to look elsewhere.