On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Highland Planning Commission approved the street names for the first two planning areas of the Mediterra housing development and approved a conditional use permit for the construction of an automated carwash at 8054 Palm Ave.
The drive-through carwash was proposed and approved for a vacant 0.42-acre parcel on the west side of Palm south of Fifth Street. Ghulam Sarwar owns the property, and he intends to lease the property to carwash business.
The submitted conceptual design was for a single-stall, fully automated washing station and drying station. There will also be seven vacuum stations and three designated parking spaces. Two drive lanes will provide space for eight waiting cars.
The car wash will employ one full-time attendant to oversee operations and deal with machinery maintenance and repairs.
Final design plans will be submitted once Sarwar lines up a tenant for the property and it’s newly approved use.
The Mediterra project, on the north side of Greenspot Road east of Santa Paula Street, began late last year with construction for areas 1 and 2. When complete, the 182.2-acre project will include 316 single-family homes in eight areas.
The names submitted by the planners, D.R. Horton & Sunland Communities, all keep with the development’s Mediterranean theme. The names are: Campania Road, Marbella Way, Portofino Street, Santorini Lane, Ravello Court, Terranova Court, Sorrento Way, Capri Way, Palermo Court and Sanremo Place. The “court,” “lane,” “place” and “way” suffices indicate cul-de-sacs.
Five additional streets, in area 3, remain unnamed. Names for these streets will be submitted with the final tentative tract map prior to the start of construction for the development plan’s later phases.