A car wash on a prominent section of High Street will be demolished and replaced by a service station and fast food restaurant under plans submitted to Wodonga Council for approval.
The existing car wash is located at 51-53 High Street and near the intersection with Osburn Street.
But under plans submitted to council by planning consultants Habitat on behalf of applicants, PPH Developments, a "building of a modern design, consistent with a contemporary service station and small convenience restaurant layout" will be built on the site.
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The site next door to St Augustine's Primary School was once home to Wodonga's Ollies Trolley fast food outlet before later relocating Thomas Mitchell Drive.
The western section of Osburn Street remains blocked to High Street, but the car wash presently has an access point from Osburn Street with the service station, fast food restaurant planning to retain the existing arrangements.
About 10 years ago, St Augustine's school was unable to convince council to close the section of Osburn Street between High and Church streets for future expansion plans and safety concerns.
The car wash presently operates 24 hours per day with manually operated and automated car washing facilities, and a dog wash facility.
The service station is also proposing 24-hour operations, but the fast food restaurant, seating for up to 15 people, will operate on reduced hours, 8am to 11pm each day.
A traffic impact assessment has been carried out to support the proposal and estimates 210 trips per hour in peak periods will be generated for both the service station and convenience restaurant.
"The traffic impact assessment has determined that High Street and the adjacent intersection with Osburn Street will continue to operate well within capacity and the level of traffic generated by the development will not have a significant adverse impact on the intersection of High Street and Osburn Street, or on intersections elsewhere in the network," the traffic consultants' assessment concluded.
The development also proposes 11 off-street parking spaces, including one for disabled persons parking will be created.