Work is starting on Manteca’s 11th car wash.
The City of Manteca in November issued a $1.2 million permit to allow Prime Shine to build a 5,129-square-foot car wash at 1050 S. Airport Way roughly midway between Wawona Street and Daniels Street. The 1.07-acre site is designed as the first part of a commercial complex that ultimately will include store space to the north and south of the car wash. The facility on the east side of Airport Way will be Prime Shine’s second Manteca location. California’s largest independent car wash firm has a location on Lathrop Road, east of Union Road.
It is the third commercial project in the vicinity of Airport Way and Daniels Street this year. Manteca’s third Taco Bell is now under construction next to McDonald’s while Ulta Beauty just opened in a free standing building at the nearby Stadium Retail Center. The three projects account for all of Manteca’s commercial building construction so far this year. Between them they will add 11,500 square feet of commercial space with a combined construction value of $3.05 million.
The Manteca Planning Commission last month approved plans for a Sizzler Restaurant behind Taco Bell and McDonald’s that will back up to the westbound off ramp from the 120 Bypass to Airport Way.
The city’s 10th car wash opened last year on the northwest corner of Cottage Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue. Clear Drop Car Wash is a new generation of car wash technology that recycles as much as 98 percent of its water. It is also the only car wash in Manteca that has coffee/food service offered through Tony & Mrs. K’s. There are six standalone car washes that do not require the driver to do the work. There are three other four other such car washes attached to gas stations and convenience marts. The 10th car wash is a self-wash coin-operated affair that is also part of Dribble’s set-up where you can have the car washed.
Manteca also has a specialty vehicle car wash firm — Fleet Wash — based in the Manteca Industrial Park — that provides mobile service for truck fleets and other commercial ventures.
The new Prime Shine will include 21 vacuum stalls and 29 parking stalls.
The building of the car wash will require Prime Shine to widen Airport Way as well as install curb, gutters and a 10-foot wide sidewalk. Since it is part of a larger commercial development proposal, the building of the car wash will also require curb, gutter and a 7.5-foot wide along the Wawona Street frontage.
A new 8-foot concrete masonry wall will be placed on Gyllen Lane east of the car wash site. Originally, the street was proposed to turn north to connect with Wawona Street as a residential thoroughfare. It has been determined by city staff and fire officials that the existing dead-end street is adequate for emergency vehicle turn-around and there is no need to complete the circulation pattern to Wawona as there will be no additional homes built in the immediate area.