October 18, 2021

Following dealership would make adjustments to prepare, Barrington OKs automobile clean proposal

A proposed automobile wash on home of the Motor Werks vehicle dealership in Barrington was approved Monday in a 4-1 vote the village board.

The almost 19,000-square-foot motor vehicle clean, to be called “Clean Werks,” will be located on the grounds of a auto inventory parking good deal off Grove Avenue, east of the dealership at Barrington and Dundee roads. The dealership’s present auto clean would turn into mainly for inside use.

Trustees Jason Lohmeyer, Todd Sholeen, Mike Moran and Village President Karen Darch voted “of course” Monday evening. Trustee Emily Younger voted “no.”

Trustee Kate Duncan recused herself and Trustee Jennifer Wondrasek was absent.

Patty Dowd Schmitz, director of communications for Barrington, mentioned the village board “was pleased to see that doing the job through the complete course of action of assessing an important progress challenge in our local community played out positively and constructively.”

The board began discussing the auto clean proposal in July and requested the dealership to make modifications to its strategy in light-weight of unfavorable response from citizens who are living in nearby in Barrington and Inverness subdivisions.

Residents’ issues integrated an raise in website traffic and excessive noise and lights.

Village officials currently experienced asked the dealership to forego a 90-sq.-foot LED indicator at the northwest corner of Dundee Street and Grove Avenue, and alternatively set up a non-LED indicator.

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The ultimate approach for the car or truck clean contains a increased vegetation buffer, a 3-foot masonry wall at the entrance, a correct-convert only exit, lighting reduction right after 9 p.m. and a reduction of operating several hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Motor Werks reps have declined to comment.

The board appreciated “the respectful and genuine opinions from the general public” and observing Motor Werks and inhabitants perform alongside one another, and with village workers, to modify the prepare, Dowd Schmitz mentioned.