Council irks residents with 7-11 proposal

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  • Sheila and Lynden Crowson, who live in an historic home in the 600 block of Avenue E, expressed concerns about the city of Marble Falls abandoning and selling part of a public alleyway to a property owner who has plans to lease lots to convenience store developers on U.S. 281 frontage, adjacent to their neighborhood. Photos by Connie Swinney/The Highlander
    Sheila and Lynden Crowson, who live in an historic home in the 600 block of Avenue E, expressed concerns about the city of Marble Falls abandoning and selling part of a public alleyway to a property owner who has plans to lease lots to convenience store developers on U.S. 281 frontage, adjacent to their neighborhood. Photos by Connie Swinney/The Highlander
  • MaxAnne Copeland Jones (left) spoke to Marble Falls City Council members Nov. 17 to ask them to reject a developer proposal to clear the way for a 7-11 convenience store and fueling station adjacent to an historic residential district comprised of about two dozen homes.
    MaxAnne Copeland Jones (left) spoke to Marble Falls City Council members Nov. 17 to ask them to reject a developer proposal to clear the way for a 7-11 convenience store and fueling station adjacent to an historic residential district comprised of about two dozen homes.
  • The audience which attended the council regular meeting Nov. 17 at Lakeside Pavilion was comprised of a number of residents on the east side of U.S. 281 in opposition of conditional use exceptions and a partial alleyway abandonment by the city for the planned 7-11.
    The audience which attended the council regular meeting Nov. 17 at Lakeside Pavilion was comprised of a number of residents on the east side of U.S. 281 in opposition of conditional use exceptions and a partial alleyway abandonment by the city for the planned 7-11.
  • The lots eyed for a new 7-11 would involve the main store located closer to Avenue G in the rear of the building with the fueling pumps in the just off U.S. 281. Contributed/City of Marble Falls
    The lots eyed for a new 7-11 would involve the main store located closer to Avenue G in the rear of the building with the fueling pumps in the just off U.S. 281. Contributed/City of Marble Falls
Despite unanimous rejection by the planning and zoning commission, Marble Falls City Council approved selling a portion of an alleyway off U.S. 281 to set the stage for a convenience store, adjacent to an historic residential district. The meeting Nov. 17 featured half a dozen citizens speaking out against what eventually led to a 5 to 2 council vote in favor, of development plans at the…

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