Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cardon's files site plan for car wash at North Holmes and Yellowstone

The land at Yellowstone and Holmes that Matt Cardon is eyeing for a new car wash.
Matt Cardon, owner of Cardon's Car Wash and Lube on First Street, has filed a site plan with the city of Idaho Falls to develop on the corner of Holmes Avenue and North Yellowstone, where the Bank of Commerce used to have its offices.

After going before the city board of adjustments, Cardon received variances on July 25 that reduced the width of landscaping strips and setbacks on the Northgate and Holmes sides of the lot (which is also bordered by Poulson and Payne Streets).

Ordinarily, the city requires 20 feet of landscaping and 30-foot setbacks on all sides, but the size of the lot -- .82 acres -- and its uneven shape would have made development difficult if not impossible, said Assistant City Planner Brad Cramer.

Cardon filed a site development plan in late June for a 3,380-square-foot building. No zoning change is required (the lot is zone Highway/Commercial-1), so now that he has received the variance he can proceed with a formal site plan, building plans and a permit, Cramer said.