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A U-Gas store has been approved for Chesterfield Airport Road, but some city officials have traffic concerns.

The City Council on May 6 gave final approval by a vote of 5 to 3 to legislation allowing the business and other uses on 2.3 acres at 17551 and 17555 Chesterfield Airport Road, east of Long Road. Council members Nancy Greenwood, Barry Flachsbart and Bruce DeGroot were opposed.

Developers have proposed a possible fast food or carry-out restaurant for the site, but have not submitted plans yet for it. 

Permitted uses on the site also could include a car wash, animal grooming service, bakery, barber or beauty shop, coffee shop, financial institution with drive through, offices, restaurants and retail stores.

Flachsbart said too many possible uses for the site were included in the legislation, while Greenwood said she was opposed to service stations so close to Interstate 64.

Some officials said they had safety concerns and hoped a median on Chesterfield Airport Road could be extended to the west to prevent left turns into the site.

However, Councilman Dan Hurt said a soon-to-be-completed traffic study will determine whether a median extension is needed.