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Oregon town rejects truck stop along I-5

The Eugene Register-Guard reports residents said the project would degrade the town's historic charm with noise and pollution.

The Associated Press

8/28/2013

COBURG, Ore. — The City Council of the Lane County city Coburg has rejected plans of an Oklahoma truck stop company to develop 10 acres next to Oregon's busy Interstate 5.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1aPVwDp) residents said the project would degrade the town's historic charm with noise and pollution. The council vote Tuesday was unanimous.

The Love's Travel Stop and Country Store would have covered 10 acres, with a fueling station for vehicles, convenience store, fast-food restaurant and tire service center.

Part of the debate was whether the development was a truck stop, as the company argued, or a service station, or a combination of the two.

The city's code prohibits more than two service stations at an intersection, and there are already two at the intersection proposed for the development.

Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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