Manchester rejects ModWash plans
A plan to build a ModWash car wash in Manchester at the site of a former service station has been rejected by the city Council. There were concerns about traffic and pollution.
Three years ago, Nazeeh Abunasra, purchased three adjacent tax-delinquent properties at an auction, we learn from an article on CT Insider. Last summer, Abunasra filed an application to construct a new ModWash location on the premises of the former Gerich’s Service Station and Garage, along Tolland Turnpike and Depot Street.
ModWash has 88 car wash locations across the country, with its first Connecticut location planned for Windham.
The plan was rejected, in part due to concerns with traffic and pollution.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection requires redevelopment of parcels with potential contamination, like former gas stations, to take certain steps to remediate the soil to prevent pollution of the water and natural environment during or after construction.
The proposed 4,660-square-foot car wash would have expected peak hours from 11am to 1pm and from 4 to 7pm., with the highest volume of customers on Saturdays.
According to the chairman of the voting committee, the car wash would not be appropriate for the site due to the intensity of the use.