Last week, the planning board unanimously disapproved the proposed ZTA 10-04, which would have allowed Costco to bypass the standard county process for installing a 16-pump gas station. The Gazette has an article discussing the latest planning board decision. The county council has the ultimate say in whether or not this goes through, and as I've mentioned before, the hearing for this decision is on May 20th.
In addition to giving me a bad opinion of Westfield management, this whole ZTA issue has also given me a fairly bad opinion of Ike Leggett. The ZTA was originally proposed by him, in addition to the $4 million that he wants to give Costco to further sweeten the deal.