Pilot Flying J Travel Centers has withdrawn its application for a project in Baker City that the property owner said was dead more than three weeks ago.

The Baker City-County Planning Department received an email Monday from the company requesting the withdrawal of its site design review application, according to senior planner Eva Henes.

The company, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, filed an application in late August proposing to replace the Baker Truck Corral with a new truck stop.

But Kurt Miller, who owns the Truck Corral, said “the deal was already dead” when the Herald published a story Sept. 25 about Pilot’s application.

The planning department had earlier sent notices to property owners in the area about the application, and was working to process the application pending a decision by planning director Holly Kerns about whether to approve it.

In an email response to a request for a comment, Stephanie Myers, supervisor of external communication for Pilot Flying J, wrote that “as a private company, Pilot Flying J does not disclose details of its new business developments.”

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