An old car wash in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood would be reopened under new ownership if the city's Zoning Board of Appeals gives the green light on Feb. 21.
Property owner Joga Singh is seeking a use variance to re-establish a car wash at 3444 Bailey Ave., as part of the Sunoco gas station and Delaware Mart that he currently operates, which has been there since 2006. The separate former wash building was closed four years ago by the prior owner, but Singh bought the location in October 2015, and began trying to find a use for that facility.
A proposed drive-thru coffee shop was rejected by a local franchisee, leaving Singh to return to the car wash use. Located at Winspear Avenue, the half-acre site is next to a 7-Eleven store.