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The New Edwards Station Car Wash is Now Open

by host on Sunday, February 1, 2015 12:54 PM

Edwards Station is pleased to announce that it has completed a $2 million expansion, including the installation of the new high-tech Diamond Shine Express Wash, which has allowed the car wash to more than triple its speed while delivering a superior finish.

The new attended tunnel-style car wash was designed to meet the increased service demands at Edwards Station. Offering a superior clean, the computeraided wash uses soft foam brushes and rollers, along with reformulated, green soaps to better remove magnesium chloride in the winter and insects in the summer The Diamond Shine Express Wash is now open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily. To celebrate the grand re-opening, Edwards Station is offering $4 off all automatic washes now through February 18, 2015.

“This is definitely a much higher quality car wash with significantly shorter wait times,” said Chris Dudar, Operations Manager for Edwards Station. “We are very excited to welcome both Vail Valley locals and travelers to our state-of-the-art facility.”

The finalized re-development in addition to a completely new car wash will include: • 15 additional customer parking spaces • 5 new customer vacuum spaces • Improved entrance/exit, widened turning areas • 4 electric car charging stations, the first of its kind for a gas station in Eagle County

The project was far more challenging than just expanding the car wash. In order to carry out the expansion of the car wash building as well as improving access, parking and services, there was a need to acquire additional land. The obvious choice was an unused neighboring parcel owned by the Eagle County School District. The first major step was for Edwards Station to negotiate the terms and purchase of the land with Jason Glass, Superintendent of Eagle County Schools, the School Board and the School Land Resource Committee. Based on the premise that community support had to be obtained, an agreement was reached, whereby Edwards Station would purchase the land. Eagle County Schools and thus the community benefitted substantially from the arrangement considering that the proceeds from unused land would go directly to deferred school district maintenance.

The second major step in the process was to inform the community neighbors about the details and merits of the project, while gaining their support. Edwards Station’s management team of Paul Golden and Chris Dudar conducted a series of informational meetings with, the Singletree Property Owners Association, the Berry Creek Metro District and Edwards Community Authority. Golden and Dudar had to address any and all of the community’s concerns. After several meetings and design revisions these concerns were met.

The redevelopment plan was then submitted to the County and was eventually approved by the Planning Commission and the County Commissioners on October 17, 2014 through the help of Greg Macik of TAB Associates, Ray Hess of Hess Construction, Tom Braun of Braun Associates, Glen Palmer of Alpine Engineering, and Rick Travers of Wear, Travers and Perkins and James Fitz of Fitz Landscaping.

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