It's been a very long time since a brand-new business was built at I-69 and Center Road. That's the exit most people remember for Courtland Center Mall.

Now, it appears a new development will be "coming soon."

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What's being built at I-69 and Center Road?

According to a relatively new sign in place a truck stop, gas station, convenience store, a couple of restaurants, coffee shop and smoke shop.

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That seems very ambitious for the amount of space that property offers.

Especially if the restaurants would also have drive-thru lanes.

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Looking northeast from Center Road. I-69 is just ahead (above).

Looking southeast from Center Road. Lapeer Road is the next intersection (below).

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What gas station used to be on this property?

Action Auto used to be a popular chain of gas and auto service stations around Genesee County.

That was located just off I-69 & Center Rd exactly where this BP Gas Station/Truck Stop will be constructed.

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Park Place Centre is located closer to I-69. Game Stop & Verizon are on the south side of the property closer to Lapeer Road.

Very curious to see how there will be room for 18-wheelers to navigate comfortably.

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It would be amazing to construct a Buc-Ee's size truck stop on some of the Courtland Center property or across Center Road where the old Farmer Jack and Target were located.

But the latter is Flint, not Burton.

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There's a lot of truck traffic in the area. It makes sense to accommodate drivers. We'll be following this project as it develops.

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