Chevron in Downtown Fairfax?

In September 2013, the Planning Commission approved a proposal for a Chevron Gas Station and Extra Mile Convenience store at 2001 Sir Francis Drake, across from the old Good Earth lot.  The approval was appealed and will be heard by the Fairfax Town Council on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00pm.  Here are ways you can make your voice heard:

1) Sign and distribute the petition at http://tinyurl.com/chevron-petition

2) Send an email to the Town Council by emailing the town clerk Michelle Gardner at  mgardner@townoffairfax.org and ask her distribute to council. (Try to do this by Wednesday, Nov 28).

3) Attend the Fairfax Council hearing on December 4 at the Women's Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax at 7:00pm and provide public comment.
Paul and Marilena Silbey November 26, 2013 at 06:21 AM
Chevron is one of the biggest destroyers of our Beautiful Earth and makes obscene profits while polluting! If I understand correctly, The Town of Fairfax has a rule about not allowing chain stores in Fairfax with the exception of the two Seven -Elevens, which had already been established for years prior. This amounts to a chain store. Say No to Chevron in Fairfax!
William Bertram November 27, 2013 at 05:13 PM
ALL the big gas stations have already been in Fairfax and come and gone in the last 50 years. Back when there were 7 gas stations(Yes, I'm old) in 1971 in Fairfax, no one thought twice and it was a MUCH smaller place. BUT, those days are over, this monster needs to be abated from the equation of existence in Fairfax, and the town council needs to stop whoring itself to big industry for tax dollars...and good luck with that!~
RV dweller November 27, 2013 at 08:23 PM
What about a pot club/buddha shop/skate park?
Paul and Marilena Silbey November 29, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Hey, RV Dweller! Great ideas to start with for creative use of that old decontaminated gas station! If the pot club could qualify as not being too close to schools, etc, It would be a boon for the Town of Fairfax to have one again. If I understand correctly, CBC got evicted due to Federal pressure on the landlord and, as far as I know, there were no other complaints about it. They also provided some good income for the Town as well as serving the Medical Marijuana patients in this region. There would be some traffic impact, but not as much as many businesses that could want to locate there.
Steve Anderson December 02, 2013 at 03:23 AM
I think Fairfax needs to take a longer view of this. That gas station shouldn't be reopened. Instead, the lot should be taken over by the city. Bank should continue through it to connect to Sir Frances Drake. Then, Claus between Broadway and SFD should be removed. Lastly, the stretch of Broadway between Bank and Pacheco should become a pedestrian/mass transit only boulevard. Bolinas would terminate in a cul de sac. Yes, that makes SFD an even bigger headache during commute and tourist hours, but imagine how much more likely our little downtown would continue to be as small town as it is now.
RV dweller December 02, 2013 at 10:59 AM
In some ways, I understand Steve's vision, and yes that would make the town experience nicer. BUT SFD is a mess and getting worse. Having it be more crowded and bisecting the town would be undesirable. I wish there was a good solution for the traffic on sfd.
David Blue December 03, 2013 at 02:05 PM
The stupidest thing Fairfax could do is to adopt measures that accommodate more traffic - more traffic leads to more traffic, leading to more traffic. I say, take advantage of the attention now focused on a Chevron, turning it into something really extraordinary, perhaps even what Steve Anderson envisions. I mean, Broadway converted into a town piazza is a very cool concept - one that puts the main-stream gas station plan into the grouping that includes dog crap on the sidewalk. No to Chevron!


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