An Arco service station and mini-market at 1002 Manhattan Beach Blvd. lost its bid to remain open 24 hours a day after the City Council this week upheld the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s denial of a conditional-use permit.
The zoning board’s denial in July said lighting, traffic and noise from a 24-hour operation would have an adverse impact on nearby residences.
Although an acoustical engineer retained by the Atlantic Richfield Corp. contended at Tuesday’s hearing that average noise levels at the station would not be affected, residents of two homes adjacent to the Arco property voiced concerns about peak noise levels and an increased risk of crime.
Mayor Jim Walker, whose daughter works at the station, abstained from the vote.
The station will continue to operate from 6 a.m. to midnight.