Gas Station Design Becomes Blueprint For Future

An 1800s-style gas station design will become a blueprint for future gas station designs in Mandeville, Louisiana.
October 15, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"After eight months of negotiations, business officials and city leaders have unveiled the look of a new Cracker Barrel Convenience Store and Shell/Texaco gas station that will be built at Gerard Street and U.S. 190 in old Mandeville. The station, which will replace a 20-year-old Cracker Barrel/Texaco on the site, incorporates a wide range of design guidelines adopted by the City Council in 2001 for new commercial developments along the city's major thoroughfares...

'We had to work through initial resistance from the gas company engineers from whom we franchise and who have a standard design and don't give in easily, but they eventually did, and we think we bring something positive in design to old Mandeville,' he said."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Thursday, October 14, 2004 in The Times-Picayune
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