Grading On Bundy Canyon For Car Wash, Gas Station

A gas station, car wash and convenience store is getting built in Wildomar and grading for construction has begun.

Grading work has begun on a plot of land planned for the construction of a Circle K gas station and convenience store in Wildomar.

The site -- at Bundy Canyon Road and Sellers Road -- has been prepared for a 2,776-square-foot convenience store; a 996-square-foot car wash; a fuel canopy measuring 4,395 square feet and 1,007 square feet in attached leasing space.

Though the pad has room for more buildings, including three drive-through restaurants, there are currently no plans for other commercial construction under review, according to assistant City Manager Gary Nordquist.

Mayor Ben Benoit told Patch he is happy about the plans, since the gas stations currently in the city often become crowded and motorists are forced to wait for turns at the pumps.

"Very regularly I get stuck for 20 minutes waiting for gas," Benoit said.

There currently are a number of petrol stations in Wildomar: two ARCO stations; a a 7-Eleven; a Tesoro; an Ampm and a Usa Gas Mart, Benoit said.

"I know we could use another gas station," Benoit said.

The sales revenue which the city can expect from another gas station is healthy, officials said.

"Gas and alcohol sales from the gas stations are our biggest sales," Benoit told Patch, adding that the city welcomes new businesses.

"I know a lot of people in the community are interested in it," Benoit said.

According to Nordquist, service stations accounted for $137,502 -- or 45.8 percent -- of the total $300,296 sales tax revenue that Wildomar received during the third quarter of the 2011 calendar year.

Currently the developers are still doing some traffic studies to decide whether they must install a traffic light on Sellers Road, which is required, but perhaps not primarily for the Circle K.

Diana May 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Move to Lake Elsinore, it's been going backwards for years and there is very little chance of growth here, and you won't ever be bored because there are several long time activists that are forever stirring up problems within their town against the City.
Lisa H May 17, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I wish they would put ethanol (E85) at the new gas station. Everyone tries to promote going green, but the closes E85 station is in Perris. E85 is cheaper, cleaner, and a USA product.
Royce Foxfire January 10, 2013 at 04:53 PM
f you look at the intersection of Sellers and Bundy Canyon, notice that it is an accident zone waiting to happen anyway. A right turn from Sellers to Bundy Canyon causes the driver to cross the center line in making the turn. A driver making a right turn onto Sellers from Bundy Canyon road has no yield sign to slow down and stop if an eastbound car has just turned onto Sellers. A traffic light would solve this problem. And then, what about all the young students that walk from the residences to and from school each school day and the ones that walk to the AM/PM or Jack-In-The-Box during the week.; How safe will they be? What is the City of Wildomar and the County of Riverside doing to continue the safety of its Citizens? If Scott Road and Bundy Canyon is to continue to be a main artery between I-15 and I-215, the traffic will only grow and increase, as this traffic increases how will it affect this one particular area? Cal-trans has plans for Bundy Canyon Road and the I-15. Another, how will this affect the particular area.
Royce Foxfire January 10, 2013 at 05:01 PM
As to increased income from new gas stations: if a new station is alleviating the overcrowding of existing stations, then where is the new revenue coming from? Is there going to be a higher tax on the one side of the freeway as opposed to the other because all that is happening is that the purchasing of gas is transferred from one side of the freeway to another. And if there are no lights on Bundy Canyon to allow westbound traffic to turn into the new gas station facility, then wouldn't the drivers continue to where it is easier to turn in, right back to the AM/PM. Would you open a station there with this disadvantage. And why would restaurants want to build there with this disadvantage.
letrbuck January 19, 2013 at 09:51 PM
They need a traffic light!! I live in the tracts off cherry/ sellers and we cannot get out of there without waiting for long periods of time due to bundy being a major rd to the 215 and during school traffic! Of course people are not courteous enough to let us out. They painted keep clear lines at cherry at the entrance of the new complex but of course no one ' keeps clear'! Its very frustrating! We need a light somewhere to get out and to be able to go left towards the 215 also!


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