Two car washes across the country are struggling for approval in the permitting and planning steps of the process. In Bonita Springs, Florida city staff continues to debate whether to allow a car wash to build on a major roadway. And in the village of Pewaukee, Wisconsin car wash owners were happy to have a decision against them reversed.
In Florida, the car wash in question has become the center of a legal issue, according to The Banner. Bonita City Council rejected a group called Cardome’s request back in July when they asked to build a 6,200 square foot car wash. Their rejection was met with a petition by Cardome’s lawyers who said the rejection was making the business face unfair burdens from government.
Council argued earlier this year that the car wash at its planned location wouldn’t look visually appealing. The result has been the ongoing legal dispute which could end with a special magistrate’s ruling if the two parties can’t come to an agreement.
In the meantime, officials in Pewaukee, Wisconsin have reversed a decision they made saying a planned car wash could not be built. According to Lake Country Reporter, the Village Board originally voted against Jilly’s Car Wash citing concerns about the placement of the facility’s exit and entrance. Two weeks later, they changed their minds.
“We cannot wait to open in the early summer of 2016 and look forward to being a part of the community,” Owner Jon Zimmerman said. “I also want to thank those board members who voted for us.”