Split Overland Park commission halts new car wash at 159th and U.S. 69 due to traffic, access concerns

The Overland Park Planning Commission tied in a vote for a car wash at 159th Street and U.S. Highway 69 at this month's meeting, denying it by default. Site rendering from city documents

An evenly split vote at the Overland Park Planning Commission’s Monday meeting sent plans for a new car wash back to city council.

Smithco Group, the applicant, proposes building a car wash for a roughly 4-acre site at the corner of 159th and U.S. Highway 69. The site neighbors the Rockwood Commons housing development, the Ridge at Pinewood subdivision and the Bluhawk commercial development.