CALEXICO — A yellow tanker with "Viva Bush" written on its side will have to be moved in the near future to make way for an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and a hotel here.
The city Planning Commission has approved a tentative map of the land where the restaurant and hotel are proposed to be built. The site is immediately north of the Calexico 10 Theatres on Scaroni Road, which runs parallel to Highway 111.
While the Planning Commission vote Monday to approve the map was unanimous, some of the commissioners have voiced concerns about the project.
Specifically, commissioners asked pointed questions of Planning Director Ricardo Hinojosa and City Attorney Michael Rood during Monday's commission meeting.
They wanted to know why the city is paying for the construction of medians and street improvements to serve the new developments.