Closely-held plans for Beck's Oil station at busy War Memorial site unveiled
The village of Peoria Heights is finally revealing the plans for a large lot cleared out at the corner of War Memorial Drive and Central Avenue.
A Beck's gas station, convenience store and car wash are coming to the site which once hosted Flores Music and other properties.
Beck's is based in Princeton. The company also operates a location in Washington, off Business 24.
Village and company officials have held the plans for the site close to their chests for more than a year. WCBU first began inquiring about the plans for the site with the village and Beck's back in August of 2021, shortly after the company purchased the properties for a combined $2.2 million.
The 8,500 square foot property will house 20 gas pumps.
The village board approved a site plan and special use last month. The Illinois Department of Transportation hasn't yet made a decision on the ingress and egress for the property. The site also borders Paris Avenue and Illinois Avenue.
The heavily-trafficked War Memorial Drive is also U.S. Route 150., which is under IDOT's jurisdiction.