Borough Council Green Lights Construction of Starbucks, Car Wash on Former K-Mart Lot in Phoenixville 

kmart lot
Image via Holly Herman, Patch.

Phoenixville Council has given the green light to a Malvern developer to construct Tommy’s Car Wash and Starbucks on the former K-Mart lot in the borough, writes Holly Herman for the Phoenixville Patch

Arnold Anderson, executive vice president of Longview Property Group, asked the council in December to approve a zoning change for the seven-acre tract by Phoenixville Plaza to permit the car wash and Starbucks. 

The construction plans include several improvements to the lot, including sidewalks, landscaping, and storm-water management. 

Council president Jon Ewald said there were several parameters the carwash is required to follow. These include ensuring that:

  • All fluids flow through the center of the building
  • Contaminated fluid is collected in sealed tanks
  • The level of service surrounding the property is not decreased by traffic visiting the car wash
  • Pedestrian sidewalks are improved, with a proper building permit from neighboring Schuylkill Township for the part of the sidewalk construction to be performed there 

According to Trevor Sperry, co-founder of Olympus Pines car wash, the facility will be all glass and recycle the water in a pit under the carwash. 

Read more about the development in the Phoenixville Patch

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