MISHAWAKA — A surprise Monday evening in the debate over development just north of Mishawaka -- specifically the northwest corner of Douglas and Fir roads.
The Mishawaka Common Council was expected to vote tonight on whether that chunk of land should be zoned and annexed for commercial purposes.
The controversy stemmed from neighbors not wanting a gas station so close to their homes and Juday Creek.
The developers announced their new plan for the property Monday night.
“There's a gas station down here, there a gas station down on the next corner, there’s two more further up the street and there’s two more down the street,” said neighbor Larry Clymer. “What do we need another one here for?"
Larry Clymer has lived in this home for 40 years.
He said the possibility of a gas station right across the street from his home simply annoys him.
The Mishawaka Common Council was expected to vote to annex and zone this piece of land for a gas station, convenience store, carwash and ATM.