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Joliet gas station plan advances

The apartment building at 411 Jackson Street on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Joliet, Ill.
The apartment building at 411 Jackson Street on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Joliet, Ill.

Plans are moving ahead for a Thorntons gas station at Collins and Jackson streets.

The Joliet Plan Commission on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a final plat, which will go to the City Council for a final vote.

Still unresolved is what to do with an 1851 limestone house on the property.

“I don’t think we’re any farther along than we were a week or two ago,” Thomas Osterberger, attorney for the developer, told the commission.

City staff is researching the cost of relocating the house or demolishing it while saving some of the limestone for a memorial marker at Collins and Jackson.

The gas station would be built on 1.36 acres on the northeast corner. The plans are for a 4,400-square-foot convenience store and fueling for 20 vehicles.

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