A new 7-Eleven gas station and convenience store is planned on the northeast corner of Algonquin Road and New Wilke Drive in Arlington Heights.
The village board last week approved the project, which calls for eight gas pumps and a 3,000-square-foot store that would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will replace the smaller Citgo gas station that was torn down late last year, and is a relocation of the 7-Eleven store just down the block on Algonquin.
The new development will have only two access drives instead of four, which village officials said is better given the layout and site accessibility. It is being planned with the possibility of intersection improvements at Algonquin and New Wilke, including a right turn lane on westbound Algonquin that could take away some land. The intersection project is still in the planning stages, and Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows are seeking funding.