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Old 02-20-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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With more and more people using metro systems, light rail's, streets car's, bikes etc. many cities have less and less people driving. D.C. is losing gas stations to redevelopment very fast. What other cities around the country have been losing gas stations? Are those cities installing electric filling stations?


Here is an article about owners of D.C. gas station's redeveloping them:
Joe Mamo, D.C.'s Gas-Station Master: Meet the guy who owns half of D.C.'s filling stations - Washington City Paper
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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With more and more people using metro systems, light rail's, streets car's, bikes etc. many cities have less and less people driving. D.C. is losing gas stations to redevelopment very fast. What other cities around the country have been losing gas stations? Are those cities installing electric filling stations?


Here is an article about owners of D.C. gas station's redeveloping them:
Joe Mamo, D.C.'s Gas-Station Master: Meet the guy who owns half of D.C.'s filling stations - Washington City Paper
If they don't reduce their Fare Rate and Cut off services in the evenings/weekends then the only people that will use the "Metro" will be the people that do not own cars..........
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This is happening in the Bay Area. I can think of several blocks in Oakland and SF where this has happened in recent years. Berkeley too. On big transit corridors.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:46 AM
 
Location: New York, New York USA
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With more and more people using metro systems, light rail's, streets car's, bikes etc. many cities have less and less people driving. D.C. is losing gas stations to redevelopment very fast. What other cities around the country have been losing gas stations? Are those cities installing electric filling stations?


Here is an article about owners of D.C. gas station's redeveloping them:
Joe Mamo, D.C.'s Gas-Station Master: Meet the guy who owns half of D.C.'s filling stations - Washington City Paper
Nice try with the sly DC boosting.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: The City
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Hmmmmm, let me guess


Baltimore
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Can't think of too many that've been torn down in Chicago, other than a handful of gas stations for residential development. There actually are a few gas station sites as well that have yet to be redeveloped into something else as well, and I'm sure it has to do with environmental cleanup costs. No major trend locally yet to install a lot of electric filling stations, though I did recently read one company was planning to do a rollout of such stations very soon, and install them at various places.

In addition, one gas station was torn down, to make a curve on a road(Sheridan, where it curves west from the lakefront when it hits Loyola University's campus) less extreme, and more gradual(for better view, just switch to Street View):
1001 w Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL - Google Maps
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Houston is going through the same thing too but they are being demolished for teeny-tiny corner strip centers (3-5 tenants).
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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It happens here, but it's not easy to do. Firstly, there just aren't tons of gas stations smattered throughout the neighborhoods. Secondly, my understanding is that it's very expensive to clean up the land for new development, especially if it's going to be inhabitable.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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There are a few I wish would go here in Philly, but they're not the main offenders and cheaper land can be gotten in any case.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Hmmmmm, let me guess


Baltimore
No, Baltimore hasn't demolished any gas station to make way for development (unfortunately).
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