After months of discussion, the Lawrenceville City Council voted to approve the re-zoning of a corner entering Downtown to accommodate a new QuikTrip and Wendy's on Monday evening.
The location will be at 181 Scenic Hwy. There is already a Wendy's on this plot. A new fast food restaurant will be built on the back end of the lot. The gas station and convenience store will be at the front of the property.
Discussion about the issue lasted for over an hour Monday night. The council heard from QT representative, supporters and opponents.
The council split the vote 2-2. Councilmembers P.K. Martin and Marie Beiser voted in support of the rezoning, while Bob Clark and Tony Powell voted against it.
The final decision came down to Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. "I do not feel that this corporation at this site will be a detriment to our city," said Johnson before casting her vote. "If one thing is a detriment, then we are in bad shape."
Johnson then voted in favor of re-zoning and the motion carried 3-2.
You can read more about the vote and more decisions by the Mayor and Council in our coverage of Monday's City Council meeting.
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