At its Feb. 27 Planning Session, the Wheaton City Council will discuss the results of a traffic report associated with a proposed project to build a car wash at 311 E. Loop Road, the former Cozymel’s restaurant site. Based on previous public interest in this project, the City is providing additional notice about the upcoming meeting and the available report.
This meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Council Chambers of Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St. The meeting agenda, supporting information and report are now available on the City’s website. You can attend in-person or via Zoom.
(Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82560062151?pwd=TjNidmxwYm1jc3NPTXk2YVNpWFBNUT09; Meeting ID: 825 6006 2151 Passcode: 851617) If you are attending via Zoom and would like to make a public comment, please use the “raise hand” button during the Public Comment portion of the meeting to alert the meeting host that you wish to speak.
WashU Real Estate submitted an application to demolish the existing vacant restaurant at 311 E. Loop Road to construct a car wash. The City’s Zoning Ordinance would require the City Council to approve a special use permit for this project to proceed.
The City’s Planning & Zoning Board held public hearings on this proposal on July 26, 2022, Aug. 9, 2022, and Aug. 23, 2022; and the City Council received the special use permit request and approved an ordinance granting a special use permit at its Oct. 17, 2022 meeting, pursuant to several conditions being met.
One of these conditions required an independent traffic study and report to be completed to evaluate how to minimize traffic congestion at the subject property’s intersection with East Loop Road. Based upon the report’s findings, the City Council will make the final determination whether the recommendations satisfy the standards for issuing a special use permit.
Any further conditions beyond what is provided for in the approved special use permit ordinance will need to be done through an amendment by the Wheaton City Council at a future meeting.