Neighbors continue to be vigilant about bringing complaints to the Pacifica Planning Commission about the 7-Eleven on Hickey Boulevard in the Fairmont District.
Betty Duran called herself the neighborhood representative at the annual review for the 7-Eleven, held on Nov. 2. One of the original conditions of approval was to
enter into a “good neighbor plan” that requires frequent trash pickup, weed management, general outdoor maintenance and landscaping.
“It has never looked like it was supposed to look,” she said. “This
is the third year we have complained.”
Christian Murdock, deputy director of planning, observed more unsightly problems at 7-Eleven when he inspected it for the annual review. He saw a rusty entry gate, deposits of cigarette butts, a dirty store entry area, bare patches in the planters, trash and overgrown weeds, and peeling paint on the sign.
He told 7-Eleven staff about his findings and the company corrected those problems, but general maintenance and a lack of landscaping remain issues, officials say. The Planning Commission unanimously approved the annual review with a condition added for a landscaping plan to be developed and followed.