Car Wash Land Use Moratorium Approved
During Wednesday night's meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a one-year moratorium on accepting and processing land use applications for car wash facilities. Currently, the Town's regulations do not provide an adequate way to regulate and control the location, design, size, and land use for such facilities consistent with the Town's water conservation and land development goals. There are currently two land use applications filed with the Town for car wash facilities; this moratorium will not impact those applications.
During this moratorium, Town staff will closely examine the Town's land development regulations and look at emerging technologies related to water recycling in hopes of developing standards that will reflect the reality of having water-intensive users, like car washes, within the Town of Firestone.