City Manager Discusses Land Purchase

As reported earlier this week on WGEL, the Greenville City Council has acquired the land formerly occupied by an Amoco station on Rt. 127, immediately north of the Love’s Travel Center.

WGEL spoke with Greenville City Manager Dave Willey about the city’s plans for the land.

“The goal is just to assure ourselves that there is an entry from Rt. 127 to the land that fronts Interstate 70 behind the Love’s Travel Center,” Willey said. “It’s critical that the land that the old Amoco station existed on be available for that entry, should something develop back there. As a result, the city went ahead and made a purchase of that land and we’ll hold that land as a strategic opportunity for the future.”

Willey told us the area that fronts I-70 could be accessed from Bowman Avenue, but that depending on the development, the use of Bowman would not be ideal. Willey said the city prefers a more retail-oriented development, which would require easier access from I-70 and Rt. 127.