A Richmond Heights resident has made an online petition to collect signatures for those against the QuikTrip move.
Jeff Kiefer said besides the obvious goal to stop QuikTrip's relocation to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend Boulevard, "my personal goal is to make sure that the development of that property be one that is safest for the children of MRH."
He said the proposal would create much more traffic on Martini Drive and back up in through the school's neighboring streets.
"Today it is hard enough to park a visiting football team's bus on Martini," he said. "Try managing safety on a Friday night during a game, a play or a dance with the traffic or delivery semis that will be along Martini on a game night."
He said others have their own reasons for not wanting the relocation to happen.
Kiefer said he's getting the word out to collect signatures by word of mouth, Facebook and email. As of midnight, Thursday, there were 140 signatures on the petition.
The Maplewood Planning and Zoning Commission gave the move its approval with a 3-2 vote at its July 2 meeting.
The Maplewood City Council will consider QuikTrip's rezoning request at its Aug. 14 meeting, but will not vote then. There will be a public hearing on the proposal that night.
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- QuikTrip Gains Preliminary Approval Amid Residential Opposition
- QuikTrip to Request Zoning Change
- Maplewood Releases QuikTrip Status Statement
- MRH School Board Protests QuikTrip Move
- Petitions For, Against QuikTrip Move Gain Signatures
- QuikTrip Move Progresses Behind the Scenes
- QuikTrip Lease Signed for Move to Manchester and Big Bend