No turning lane, no drug store.
Walgreens Drug Stores is reportedly threatening to cancel its plans to build a 14,490 square-foot drug store at the northwest intersection of Imperial Avenue and Main Street unless the El Centro City Council changes its position on a turn lane.
The City Council on July 18 approved a conditional-use permit for the store, but on a split vote, decided to not allow traffic leaving the northeast corner of the parcel to turn left, or north, onto Imperial. The parcel would have exits onto Imperial from the northeast corner and the southwest corner, with the latter being almost at the intersection. A third exit would be onto Main.
The council meets in open session at 6:30 p.m., and the Walgreens public hearing is tentatively set for 7.
Representatives of Glendale-based Evergreen Devco Inc., the developer, are expected to personally appeal the council's decision at Wednesday's City Council meeting.