H2o management woes for proposed Cranberry Freeway auto wash?

Officials are concerned that an automatic car wash proposed for Cranberry Highway could create drinking water administration complications together a single of the town’s primary roadways, according to a dialogue at the Scheduling Board’s Sept. 13 meeting. 

The proposed “Reign Car Wash” is prepared for a great deal at the moment employed for parking by the Ocean State Work Ton and for the web-site of the outdated 99 Restaurant on Cranberry Freeway.

The automobile wash would incorporate a single 150-foot clean tunnel, free of charge vacuuming stations and 28 parking places. It would be found just underneath a mile west of the current Delicate Contact Car or truck Clean, also on Cranberry Highway.

“Car washes have a inclination of accumulating a good deal of water,” said board member Michael Baptiste, noting that it could necessarily mean that a good deal of drinking water would be let “into the streets.” “That’s a lower place place. […] It floods if it rains now.” 

Baptiste acknowledged that the board did not however know how the ongoing design on Cranberry Highway would have an impact on the h2o administration wants on the web site. 

“That’s a thing we should search at actual closely,” Baptiste said. 

The job is at the moment remaining deliberated by the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Scheduling Board Chair Richard Swenson built a note to need that the applicant “must have provisions for h2o management of the premises.” 

This was not the initial time fears ended up lifted about what impression a motor vehicle clean would have on Cranberry Freeway, where by h2o and flooding is anxious.  

At a earlier assembly, Charlie Rowley, an engineer who frequently consults for the city, expressed some fears about the venture. He took challenge with the landscaping options and the selection of trees on the website. He was also involved about the company’s stormwater administration program. The plans appeared to immediate extra h2o off the web site onto Cranberry Freeway, which could result in issues, he stated.

The design and style possibilities created for Reign Car Clean have been also the topic of some discussion. Baptiste encouraged the applicant to increase the making aesthetically. 

“It’s awful,” he mentioned of the present-day designs, prompting some laughter from the audience. “This isn’t Las Vegas.”

Discussions of the proposal will carry on at a long term Planning Board conference.