Conservation Group To Buy Proposed Development Site at Butterfield and Rte. 53
Many residents opposed a proposed gas station at the site, which will now be turned over to the Butterfield Park District.
A local conservation group will purchase a 2.4-acre site at Butterfield Road and Route 53 that was originally proposed for a gas station, convenience store and car wash, according to the Daily Herald.
The Naperville-based Conservation Foundation will purchase the land for $1.5 million and resell it to the Butterfield Park District, the Daily Herald reports.
A developer had planned to build a Mobil station and Bucky's convenience store at the northeast corner of the intersection, the Herald reported earlier.
There was strong opposition to the gas station, which some said would draw more vehicles and could result in an "increase in toxic emissions" that could "post a health risk for children" using nearby Butterfield Park District facilities, according to the article.