A 3,258-square-foot car wash is being proposed on 1.24 acres along Route 22 near the intersection of Route 543, next to the Royal Farms store.
A 3,258-square-foot car wash is being proposed on 1.24 acres along Route 22 near the intersection of Route 543, next to the Royal Farms store. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Patuxent Homestead)

Plans for two new businesses are underway on the busy corridors of Fountain Green's Route 22 and Forest Hill's Route 924.

A car wash is set to go onto Route 22, just east of the Route 543 intersection, while a combined Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins restaurant is planned near Rock Spring Road, across from Chick-fil-A on Osborne Parkway.


The Harford County Development Advisory Committee reviewed both plans Wednesday.

The car wash would be built 1.24 acres south of Route 22, an area zoned for medium-density business.

It would feature 3,528-square-foot car wash buildings and, theoretically, an attached 1,500-square-foot retail building to be constructed in the future.

The project did not meet the county's requirement for a traffic study, Lou Schaffer, a planner with Frederick Ward Associates, said after the meeting.

The county requires a project to generate 249 vehicle trips a day to merit the study. This type of car wash would only generate about 188 daily trips, Schaffer said.

Vehicles would enter and exit through one access point off of Route 22, according to the plan.

Schaffer told the committee that the same plan was submitted in 2011.

"That retail building is not proposed to be constructed any time in the near future," he said.

The site would have 20 parking spaces, as required by county law.

Dunkin' Donuts

A new Dunkin' Donuts store with a Baskin Robbins is planned for Osborne Parkway, just west of Rock Spring Road across from Chick-fil-A and Kohl's in Forest Hill.

John Pettit, of Pettit Associates, said the 2,448-square-foot building would be next to an office building.

Access would be off of Osborne Parkway. Landscaping is proposed, and water and sewer would tie into existing utilities on Osborne.

The site would have 24 parking spaces, 19 more than required.


The developer was asked to build drive-through lanes of at least 15 feet wide instead of the 10 feet shown on the plan.

Shane Grimm, of planning and zoning, also asked the developer to review landscaping at Kohl's and Chick-fil-A to create a "cohesive entrance to the Forest Lakes community."

Whiteford lots, Target subdivision

The committee also heard proposals to put two residential lots in the Whiteford area and subdivide the Target property on Constant Friendship in Abingdon.

The Whiteford site is on 32 acres south of Slate Ridge Road near Pylesville Road.

Target Corporation is asking for subdivision of its property so it can market a lot at the edge of its property on Arundel Court for sale, Keith Stanley of Timmons Group told the committee.

Darryl Ivins, county civil engineer, said the parcel would need water and sewer access, which it does not have.