Truck stop meeting planned
February 20, 2019
City and county residents will have a chance to have their voices heard about a proposed Love’s Travel Stop during an open house meeting with company representatives Friday.
The area west of Jamestown has garnered interest in the past year due to increased water availability following improvements to the Jamestown-Rio Vista water system. Interest in commercial development has also increased, with two parcels of land near Interstate 80’s Exit 85 recently converted from agricultural use to commercial use.
The zoning change for the parcels was fueled by interest from Love’s Travel Stops to build a truck stop on the property. An open house meeting was announced by the county land use department last week, following comments made by some residents seeking an opportunity to talk about the truck stop proposal. The meeting, scheduled Friday at the Sweetwater County Courthouse’s community room, will be from 4-6 p.m., and feature representatives of Love’s on hand to answer questions about their proposal.
According to Eric Bingham, director of the county’s land use department, Love’s Travel Stops has not submitted a request for a conditional use permit. The permit would be a necessary piece needed to build the truck stop.
Aside from the truck stop, the first phase of a housing development near the Rolling Green Country Club has entered the preliminary plat phase according to Jim Zimmerman of the Sweetwater County Land Use Department.
The development, known as the Ranch View Subdivision, is anticipated to be completed in four phases and encompass 40 homes west of the golf course. The first phase involves the development of 15 houses. Once the preliminary plat phase is completed, it will enter the final plat phase, which brings the development before the Sweetwater County Commissioners for their approval.