By Brandi Makuski
Plans to expand an existing car wash on Church St. in south Stevens Point were approved this week.
Formerly known as Central Car Wash LLC, the business was purchased and re-branded as Water Works Car Wash and Detail by new owner Sheldon Ferkey.
Ferkey had brought his plans to expansion to the City Plan Commission in June, which included expanding the building to a adjacnt lot to the north, which Ferkey also owns. That lot was previously the location of a Dairy Queen but has been vacant since that store was damaged in a 2005 fire.
But city leaders had concerns about vehicle access and landscaping along the busy road, postponing its approval of the plans until July.
The Common Council approved the expansion last week. Construction dates for the project were not immediately available.