Carwash proposed for West Davis behind Metro Diner

A company that wants to build a carwash in Oak Cliff has requested a zoning change for a vacant lot on West Davis at Tennant.

Frank S. Nuchereno submitted an application to build a 3,500-square-foot “tunnel carwash” and 20,000 feet of surface parking lot at 517 N. Tennant, behind Metro Diner.

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The lot on Tennant falls just outside the boundaries Bishop/Davis zoning. It currently is zoned for single-family homes, and the company wants it changed to community-retail zoning.

Per the zoning-change application:

We intend to build a first-class tunnel carwash that is representative of the architecture of the neighborhood and approved by our neighbors.

The corner lot backs up to Metro Diner, and it’s across the alley from a single-family home to the south. To the east across Tennant is a small apartment complex. The West Kessler neighborhood is just north of it, across West Davis.

The application states that the owners have spoken to City Plan Commission member Mike Anglin.

“We will be a good neighbor and have a positive impact in this neighborhood,” the application states.

A Loopnet listing for the property shows that it was on the market for $600,000.

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  • Brian Hewitt

    The proposal isn’t for carwash stalls. It’s for a tunnel wash. There isn’t really anywhere to hang out. I would love to have a reputable car wash near by. Driving to Park Cities or up to Kwik Kar behind the Bentley dealership takes me across the river when I would rather stay in the neighborhood.

  • Brian Hewitt

    While I’m not confident this location is right for a wash, I live within walking distance to this property and would happily welcome a good car wash in our area. I’m seeing a lot of negativity about loitering and crime. The proposal calls for a tunnel car wash, not self-service car wash bays. Tunnel carwashes aren’t typically self service. Think Kwik Kar in uptown behind the Bentley dealership or Vintage Wash in Park Cities. These are tunnel washes where you pay a fee, walk inside, and wait for your car to be done. Most also offer full service wash services.

  • Karen Pigg Simmons

    I am currently fighting to keep a commercial developer from re-zoning a single family residence structure to multi-family apartments. We need more resources in Oak Cliff, not overpriced apartments and car washes. The developers don’t live in these neighborhoods so they are only here for the money. They will reap the rewards and go back to their North Dallas gated communities. WE live here, it’s OUR neighborhood.

  • Lance Schlegel

    This is bad for the neighborhood. There’s no need to rezone residential property within a neighborhood for commercial use when there’s plenty of commercial property in the area already. Neighbors need to fight this one.

  • Lolotehe

    A tunnel car wash wouldn’t be bad. Much better than those stall-styles that have caused so many problems around town.

  • OCTina

    I would love a nice carwash in Oak Cliff. Maybe not at this location – how about Wynnewood??

  • J. Rod.

    I agree- that is not a good spot for a car wash. We don’t need people hanging out there all hours. This area is getting much better, but a car wash there will only decrease the value to the neighborhood. Can this be stopped?

  • Justin Epker

    I don’t see how increasing traffic flow and noise adds value to the neighborhood. Does OC need another car wash?