Opponents of the Costco gas station in Wheaton have formed a new umbrella group, separate from the Kensington Heights Civic Association, and are calling it The Stop Costco Gas Coalition.
Costco has restarted the special exception process for the gas station at Westfield Wheaton, but the new plans shift the gas station location so that it complies with the zoning text amendment passed by the Montgomery County Council this summer.
The new location is east of the original proposed location, but remains in the mall parking lot that borders the Kensington Heights neighborhood.
Cavan Wilk, a contributor to Greater Greater Washington, has already weighed in: "Altering a bad proposal so its location is a few feet to the east doesn't change that it's a bad idea."
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