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Despite city denial, developer saves spot for gas station in Crocker Village

Crocker Village, formerly called Curtis Park Village is shown in this aerial view on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. The development near Sacramento City College remains largely empty, two years after housing construction began there.
Crocker Village, formerly called Curtis Park Village is shown in this aerial view on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. The development near Sacramento City College remains largely empty, two years after housing construction began there. rpench@sacbee.com

The Crocker Village developer has submitted updated plans to the city for the commercial portion of the project, showing more detailed designs, including a large market building and an empty spot where a gas station could go.

The Petrovich Development Company wants to build a gas station in the southwest corner of the site, a former railyard west of the Curtis Park neighborhood and north of Sutterville Road. The city, however, denied the Petrovich company’s request in 2015 for a conditional use permit to build the gas station next to a proposed Safeway market. Petrovich has sued the city, saying the permit denial is illegal. A hearing date for the lawsuit is expected this fall.

In a letter to the city, the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association said storefronts should be oriented toward Crocker Drive rather than toward the parking lot, and asked for more pedestrian walk areas in the parking lot.

An apartment building and a row of homes have been constructed at the 72-acre site, with more homes in stages of development.

Tony Bizjak: 916-321-1059, @TonyBizjak

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