No Car Wash Here, Thanks

Escondido residents are battling against a proposed business

A group of Escondido residents used petitions and colorful banners to fight a proposal to build a car wash, lube shop and restaurant on a large empty lot in their middle-class neighborhood, according to a published report.

The city's Planning Commission rejected the proposal Tuesday night in a 6-1 vote, the North County Times reported.

Commissioners agreed that traffic and noise from the project would make it a bad fit with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

But an attorney for the developer told the paper Wednesday that the commission's ruling would be appealed to the City Council, with a council hearing on the project tentatively scheduled for early March.

The project would be built on a 1.34-acre lot at the northwest corner of Centre City Parkway and Brotherton Road. The lot is directly bordered by nine homes in New Tradition, a 57-home subdivision built just north of Brotherton in the early 1980s.

For more reaction from residents, read the article in the North County Times.

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