Neighborhood association reaches compromise with QuikTrip to expand Westport Road store

Bill Grady
July 14, 2017 - 7:22 am

The people who have been holding up QuikTrip's plans to expand a store in the Westport neighborhood got most of what they wanted.

The West Plaza Neighborhood Association has been in a tug-of-war with QuikTrip over the store at Westport Road and Roanoke. Neighbors were concerned about increased traffic, bright lighting and other issues. Kansas City officials have approved a plan that nearly doubles the size of the store.

About a block of Mercier Street will be  controlled by the company, but there is a catch, said Julie Tenebaum, neighborhood association vice president.

"The street must remain open to the public," Tenebaum said. "They cannot close it and it needs to look like a street and function like a street.

"That means there's striping and signs and stop signs." 

Deliveries and trash pick up for the store will be restricted to between midnight and 7 a.m.

The compromise was worked out with the help of council members Jolie Justus and Kathryn Shields.

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