Several McKinney residents came Oct. 8 to oppose a proposed car wash.
A request to rezone property from planned development district to another planned development district that would allow for a car wash was denied by McKinney Planning and Zoning commissioners Oct. 8. The site is located at the northeast corner of Virginia Parkway and Ridge Road in McKinney.
According to applicant Bob Roeder’s presentation, the plan included developing a hybrid car wash where drivers could bring their vehicles to move through a short tunnel that would wash their cars. A vacuum service would also be provided, but not detailing services. Roeder said these types of car washes typically attract 1% of existing traffic. The car wash would not cause any traffic problems, he said.
City staff recommended commissioners deny the request since several of the applicant's provisions, such as landscape buffer variances, did not conform to the city’s standards.
Several residents in attendance at the meeting expressed opposition to the request. They said a car wash would conflict with the character of the neighborhood and would open the door to safety concerns and noise nuisances. They were in favor of the zoning remaining the same and for a small office development to be developed in that area someday.
The request to rezone the area will be sent to the McKinney City Council Nov. 5 with a negative recommendation from the P&Z commissioners.
Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.