The City of St. Augustine has denied the application for a development permit for the Gate car wash next to Fish Island Preserve. The application was denied because Gate failed to apply for a Planning and Zoning Board hearing to request permission to remove the significant trees on the property. This still leaves open the possibility for the applicant may reapply, but they would have to start the process over.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this effort.
BFC property Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of the Gate Petroleum Company submitted plans to the City to build a Gate Express Carwash directly beside the entrance to Fish Island. These preliminary plans included a 5,089SF building with a height of over 28 feet, with 24 vacuum stations. The City of St. Augustine denied the application on May 19,2021.