City Market eyes burned motel
 for possible adjacent gas station

City Market plans to turns the site of the former Value Lodge at First Street and White Avenue into a gas station for its customers.



A vacant Grand Junction motel that caught fire in March 2012 may be the site of a new fueling station for its next-door neighbor, City Market, 200 Rood Ave.

The Value Lodge motel, 104 White Ave. in Grand Junction, appears to have been vacant since the March 18, 2012, blaze.

Since then, mitigation work was completed to remove asbestos from the building.

City Market is in the planning stages of building a fueling station at the site, according to Greg Moberg, planning services supervisor for the city of Grand Junction. The land has been tagged with a sign indicating development is proposed for the location.

Moberg said City Market has not yet purchased the property because it is waiting for approval from its parent company, Kroger.

A representative from City Market working on plans for the fueling station was not immediately available.

City Market has completed a plan for landscaping, a site plan and a layout of buildings at the site. Moberg said City Market officials are most concerned about an upcoming redesign and the addition of medians that may block an entrance to the new station on First Street. The corridor is owned by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

An application for a new fueling station does not need approval by Grand Junction’s planning commission, because the zoning won’t be changed.


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