You didn't give us enough information to give you an answer! What I got from your question was that you were in a DR Horton neighborhood, as am I. It is always a good idea to look at county records to see who owns the adjacent property to a subdivision. By researching both the city plan for the area and the track record of the owner you can sometimes figure out what might happen to adjacent property. I've given advise to my clients based on that information.
Since I am not sure what neighborhood you are in it is difficult to speak on the dollar value or negative impact this may have on your property. If you can give more information I may be able to help you.
While I am sorry this has happened to you, it is not uncommon in this day and age. In the future try to buy in a neighborhood that is already developed so you know what you are getting. Or buy something with enough acreage so the neighbors are far away enough to be forgotten. Good luck!
If your area is heavily populated this will not have any affect. If you are in an area where mose of the homes are water, greenbelt or golf lots and you have a gas station - well maybe. In some neighborhoods the gas station may well be a plus.
If you truly feel you were misled as to use, prehaps the Homeowners ,D.R.Horton and the Service Station owner can all get togeather ans share the cost of a higher attractive cement fence.
Lynn 911 is correct, it is too late to help you and your neighbors but it is not wise to buy ajacent to property with unknown future use. I deal in some Commericial Real Estate and Light Retail could cover a lot in my area. It just means the lot was too small for a Wal-Mart. At least you don't have a Tire Shop or Bar in the back yard.
Sheri Mitchell, Broker
Southern Exposure Realtors