James Island residents concerned new gas station would be too close to home

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A gas station coming to James Island has some residents thinking the site is getting a little too close to their houses.

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VIDEO: James Island residents concerned new gas station would be too close to homes

It would be located at the corner of Camp Road and Dills Bluff road, which is about a mile from Folly Road and close to the new town hall. Tuesday night, the owners of the Blue Water gas station will ask the Board of Zoning Appeals to reduce the required 25 and 20 foot buffers to five feet.

That change would put the station right outside Andy Borgman’s backdoor.

“We’re not against building something here," Borgman, who lives behind the site, said. “We knew something would come up eventually. We need something that doesn’t impact us, doesn’t impact this community and draws people to this area.”

Borgman added he’s also concerned about fumes and light pollution from the gas station outside his and other homes. The church across the street from the site has also published a letter saying it would be a disruption and buden to the community.

The meeting was Tuesday night that started at 7 p.m. at the new James Island town hall.

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