County planners hope to block East End Wawa
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A public hearing is planned Tuesday in Henrico to discuss putting a Wawa at the corner of N. Laburnum Avenue and Creighton Road in the East End.
The area needs to be rezoned because the Wawa — like most Wawa stores – would be open 24 hours a day.
According to county paperwork, the Henrico Planning Commission voted to recommend the Board of Supervisors deny the request – thus not allow the Wawa to be built.
Allowing a Wawa to operate 24 hours a day would open the door for other businesses to do the same.
“The approval of a 24-hour PUP (provisional use permit) at this location could be incompatible with both existing and proposed residential and civic uses,” the staff report reads. “[it] would set a precedent that would adversely impact current and future uses in the area.”
At a Dec. 2012 meeting, people who live in the area showed both “support and opposition” to Wawa’s rezoning request, according to the staff report.