A car wash planned near the Erie Community College North Campus gained the Amherst Planning Board's support Thursday, but only after board members raised traffic concerns.
Noco Energy Corp. is working to open a Classy Chassy at the northeast corner of Main Street and Youngs Road. Noco bought a former Getty gas station at 6174 Main St., along with parcels at 15 Youngs Road and 6172 Main St. that must be rezoned from residential to motor services.
Classy Chassy has 25 car washes in the state, the closest in Batavia and Albion.
Rush hour at the corner presents challenges, but executive Tim Boyle said 2,000 customers visit Noco's gas station at the intersection's southwest corner daily, so the 200 to 300 expected daily car wash customers shouldn't have a problem. The Planning Board by 4-2 recommended the rezonings; the Town Board has the final say.