Oct 21

Shell Gas Station/Gateway Liquors--Entrances/Exits

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 1:12 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  There are two entrances and exits for the Shell gas station/Gateway Liquors at 2471 W Jackson St. This question pertains to the entrance/exit onto and off of Cleveland street. There is little room allowed for turning off of Jackson street onto Cleveland into the gas station or proceeding further onto Cleveland with cars turning out of the parking lot. As well, pulling out of the station, turning left onto Cleveland before the stop sign, has a very short distance, and at times blocks traffic, especially for those turning onto Cleveland at the same time. This is particularly true when vehicles are pulling trailers. What is the legal distance for an entrance/exit such as this to be from a corner and highway? Does the station meet these standards? Is there supposed to be a "stop sign" placed for vehicles exiting the lot? If the station meets these guidelines, what can be done to change the location or route of traffic to reduce the bunch up, maze, and hazards that occur on this corner. Including those who rapidly depart the lot without stopping.

A.  The gas station in question was approved by the City in 2011 based on Code and Standards in place at that time and they are not obligated to make any changes now. Since then, the City has updated the policy on access spacing, and is enforcing it on future developments.


Oct 02

Well Drilling E and NE of Indian Hills

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:35 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Why are there wells being drilled east and northeast of Indian Hills? One is on Samuelson property and the other on University property.

A.  The wells in question are part of a University of Wyoming project and, in keeping with our policy, we will not be responding on their behalf. Our contact for this project has been staff from the office of the Vice President for Administration at the University of Wyoming.



Oct 01

Old Staples Building

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 3:42 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  What is going into the old Staples building?

A.  According to the permits received by the City of Laramie, a company called “Leap” will be occupying the old Staples building. Leap is a “Ninja” gym that includes obstacles and other physical exercise equipment.