Levittown Car Wash Expected to Open By Summer, Says Falls Twp
A shuttered gas station at a busy Falls Township intersection will see new life as an automated car wash this summer.
The Falls Township Supervisors on Monday night approved an amended final land development plan for the long-awaited Levittown Car Wash, LLC, which is planned for the former Shell gas station at 8601 New Falls Road. The only change centered on expanding the width of the carwash tunnel to accommodate required equipment, which will increase the building footprint slightly.
Representatives from the carwash said construction is expected to “start immediately” and continue for three to five months.
Supervisor John Palmer applauded the impending completion of the plan, which was originally approved in October 2021.
“That intersection has been sitting for a long time,” Palmer said of the shuttered gas station.
Plans call for the existing car wash on the site to remain and for an addition to be added along with parking and driveway improvements. The 861-square-foot convenience store and four gas pumps would be removed to make way for an employee office and four vacuum stations under the existing canopy.
Once renovated and reopened, the car wash will restrict access onto Hood Boulevard during peak commuting hours. However, the car wash anticipates its peak use times to be around lunch time. In addition, the developer is working with PennDOT to offer a one-way circulation pattern into and out of the car wash.