The property, zoned C-2 Community Commercial, is roughly 1.6 acres in size. Quality Car Wash would demolish the existing structure and parking area, redeveloping the site with a new building covering approximately 11,800 square feet.
Entry and exit points to the site would remain the same. Customers would be able to access detailing services after going through the car wash. Those services would include vacuuming, glass cleaning and towel drying. The detailing center would not offer car repairs or oil changes.
It would, however, feature Quality Car Wash’s unique design.
“A person will drive in, get out of their vehicle and the car will get on a conveyor,” said Quality Car Wash Civil Engineer Steve Witte. “The customers will wait in a designated area, and there will be two conveyors going through the detail area with machines and workers.”
The site would also include eight vacuums for customer use on the north side of the building.
The completed facility would replace the existing Quality Car Wash cleaning operation just down the road at 243 N. River Ave.
“The intention would be to close the car wash portion of that site,” Witte said. “The gas station and convenience store would remain.”
Quality Car Wash Chief Operating Officer Mandi Brower, who attended the meeting Tuesday, added a remodel might be in the cards for the existing location.
“That building is definitely tired,” she said. “It’s been well used over the years. We’d look to demolish the car wash portion and remodel the existing store.”
While the special use request has been approved by the planning commission, Quality Car Wash must now seek approval for its site plan.
“We’ll look to work with township staff on that plan,” Witte said.
There are four Quality Car Wash locations in Holland, including a site on Washington Avenue that was recently remodeled.