Now more than ever, Petaluma residents need help managing the ever-rising cost of living. The Safeway gas station will provide all Petaluma residents much-needed access to affordable gas, as well as additional savings to Safeway shoppers that register for the Rewards for Gas or Groceries program
Currently, there are no Safeway gas stations in Petaluma, forcing many local residents to fill up when they are out of town. A new Safeway gas station in Petaluma will offer a convenient and local "one-stop shop" to meet their grocery store and gas needs.
A LOCAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS
A new Safeway gas station will "keep it local." Right now, when Petalumans buy gas in neighboring cities, they are spending funds on another community's government and public services. More spending in Petaluma means more tax dollars sent back into our neighborhoods - up to $400,000 in new tax revenues per year to support Petaluma's public safety, road improvement, parks and neighborhood services. Helping customers stay local also supports small business owners located around the Washington Square Shopping Center.
The convenience of having both a Safeway grocery store and gas station in Washington Square means shoppers will burn less fuel traveling to neighboring communities for affordable gas. Less driving means less traffic and better air quality. In addition, project plans will include electric vehicle charging, as well as additional trees and drought-resistant landscaping to enhance greenspace along S. McDowell and Maria Drive.
Several independent environmental studies over a five year period have confirmed that the project will pose no significant impact on health, safety, traffic, and environmental issues.
A COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Since 1926, Safeway has provided generations of Petaluma families with high-quality produce, meat and groceries at fair prices. Safeway stores employ over 300 local associates and proudly fund local nonprofits and community groups through in-store donations and Safeway Foundation grants.