The brand new automotive wash slated to be constructed quickly on an outparcel of the previous Kmart property on Plank Highway is a part of a building blitz, in response to officers who spoke Tuesday throughout a gathering of the Logan Township Planning Fee.

The ModWash can be constructed by a brand new agency of the identical identify that’s planning to interrupt floor this spring on a “baker’s dozen” of such services in western Pennsylvania and Ohio, in response to Joe Uhler, director of actual property for Hutton of Chattanooga, Tenn., the actual property growth firm that owns ModWash.

Eighteen of the automotive washes are already open and 35 are underneath building, Uhler mentioned.

“I’m engaged on 15 to twenty,” mentioned Mark Zimmerman of Morris Knowles & Associates engineering in Delmont.

ModWash plans to open 100 places by the tip of 2023, in response to a July 2020 article in carwash.com.

The ability can be positioned simply to the appropriate of the primary entrance of the previous Kmart property, in response to land growth plans offered to the fee, which voted to suggest approval to the township board of supervisors.

The development of the ability at that location received’t impede growth on the remainder of the property, Zimmerman mentioned in reply to a query from a commissioner.

“The vendor is OK with our structure,” he mentioned.

The property proprietor is CF of Altoona LLC, township Planning Director Cassandra Schmick mentioned.

The plans proven on the assembly depicted a good 4,400-square-foot association, with concentric paths for automobiles.

Drivers will enter, present membership credentials or pay for particular person washes, head for the conveyor that takes their automobiles by the wash cycle, then arrive at a financial institution of self-service vacuums, earlier than exiting into an aisle of the primary parking zone.

There can be three to 5 workers, together with a supervisor, on responsibility from 8 a.m. to eight p.m., when the ability is open, in response to Uhler. There can be 15 workers on the payroll, he mentioned.

Mirror Employees Author William Kibler is at 814-949-7038.

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