Say goodbye to the graffiti-riddled abandoned M&M truck stop south of Cortez, and say hello to Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store.
After more than a decade as an eyesore on the south porch of Cortez, the disintegrated truck stop at the corner of County Road G and U.S. 160-491 is proposed for demolition.
Love’s Travel Stop has been working with the Montezuma County planning department to redevelop the property, said planning director Don Haley.
The company has a purchase agreement with property owner Jovian Petroleum, and the sale is pending. The project proposal is in the preliminary stages.
This month, the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety completed an environmental cleanup of fuel-contaminated soils at the site, which was needed for redevelopment to take place.
At their Thursday meeting, the planning commission recommended that zoning at the site be changed to…