Flying Ace Car Wash expanding

By Danielle Coots - For the News-Current

BEAVERCREEK — Soon Beavercreek will notice Flying Ace Car Wash, is to expand where the vacant Burger King is now located on Seajay Drive.

The car wash received the green light to move forward with the construction at a recent Beavercreek City Council Meeting.

Applicant, Jeff Geiler requested approval of a major modification of the specific site plan to allow the construction of another location similar to the Flying Ace Car Wash across the street from The Greene shopping center.

“Will this location also going to have a Starbucks, like the one at The Greene?” Councilman Zach Upton asked Geiler. The answer was no, because of the size of the property.

Situated on this 0.85 acres of land, the Flying Ace Car Wash will resemble an airplane hanger and become a integrated part of the city’s revitalization plan to bring the community closer to the Air Force community’s core values that Beavercreek embraces.

Council member Julie Vann was concerned that the car wash may look run down after years in business. However, Geiler reassured her that Flying Ace Car Wash takes great pride in the appearance and upkeep of their locations and would not allow that to happen here.

Resident, Don Rogers was concerned about how the water would be supplied, by way of a well or through the city water supply. His concerns were relieved when finding out the water supply would be provided by way of the city water supply.

This automatic car wash will also offer 16 self-serve spots with the capability of a 24 car stacking potential to ensure cars waiting for a wash do not interfere with traffic on Seajay Drive. Currently, the location has two access points, but this new design will allow one to help with the flow of the car wash and to not confuse patrons.

City council approved the applicants request for a major modification with a specific site plan with 14 conditions including enclosed trash receptacles, colors of painting, masonry work, as well as the normal conditions such as grading, signage and landscaping.

“Thank you for re-investing in the Beavercreek area,” Councilman Rushing said.

By Danielle Coots

For the News-Current