RaceTrac plans gas station at Jefferson-Bluebonnet _lowres


RaceTrac Petroleum plans to build a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Jefferson Highway and Bluebonnet Boulevard.

The Atlanta-based company has submitted plans to build a 5,900-square-foot convenience store with 18 gas pumps to the city-parish Planning Commission. A request to rezone the land from its current residential designation will go before the commission at its July 21 meeting.

Jim Dowling, of Dowling Properties, who is marketing the site, said RaceTrac has a contract to purchase the 2.655-acre site.

“This is one of the very last major traffic intersections yet to be developed in Baton Rouge,” Dowling said.

RaceTrac has 12 stores in metro Baton Rouge and has two locations under construction: on Florida Boulevard near North Foster Drive and near the Wal-Mart Supercenter at Blubonnet Boulevard and Burbank Drive.

The Jefferson and Bluebonnet location will be the latest model RaceTrac. “This will be the highest grade of their store,” Dowling said.

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