Could a math error bring Costco's special exception case for a gas station in Wheaton to an early end?
That's what the Kensington Heights Civic Association is hoping. The group, which opposes the siting of a 16-pump gas station on the Westfield Wheaton mall property, has filed a motion for summary disposition of Costco's special exception, according to a transcript of the July 30 public hearing.
The group says that a math error on Costco's part led to a gross underestimate of air pollutants, which would exceed EPA standards.
Costco responded to the allegations with this statement: "This is a matter that is still before the Zoning Hearing Examiner, however we remain confident that the proposed Wheaton gas station will comply with all applicable EPA standards."