BFC property Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of the Gate Petroleum Company has submitted preliminary plans to the City to build a Gate Express Carwash directly beside the entrance to this community’s crown jewel, our beloved Fish Island. The Gate company’s website advertises the carwash will be “coming soon” to the location at “SR 312 and Plantation Island Drive, St Augustine.” These preliminary plans include a 5,089SF building with a height of over 28 feet, and 26 of the 28 planned outside parking spaces will contain vacuum stations. The visual blight and noise pollution generated from this multitude of open auto vacuum stations and machinery of a carwash of this size and scope will rob Fish Island’s wildlife and its visitors of its quiet, beautiful solitude, that we all fought so long and hard to protect. Stormwater from a carwash has no place near these historic and hallowed grounds, this gentle wildlife refuge, and our pristine intracoastal waterway. Say NO to this car wash by signing our petition.