Located northeast of the intersection of John Young and Central Florida parkways, the 1.32-acre lot is part of 23 acres that have been seen through development approvals since January 2016 by NADG.
About 9.4 acres of that land has been included in a Phase 1 plan for commercial outparcels that front the two parkways, dubbed Grande Lakes Plaza. A separate DP for a Wawa fuel station and convenience store on 2.5 acres of the parcel was approved last year.
Toronto-based developer North American Development Group is preparing the first phase of retail on a 23-acre undeveloped tract that lies east of Orlando's tourism corridor, but within walking distance of Orlando's top two luxury hotels.
Manish Parikh, president of Car Wash Palace, filed a Development Plan on Feb. 9 with Orange County for a 1.32-acre portion of Lot 4 of the Grande Lakes Plaza.
The new location for Car Wash Palace would follow stores in Winter Springs, Orlando and Kissimmee.
It was Parikh's most recent development in 2015 on Kissimmee's Osceola Parkway that introduced him to the NADG property, as he would often drive to and from home along John Young Parkway.
"I became familiar with it that way, could tell it was a good corner, and have been waiting for development to take shape there," said Parikh, who was represented by Yogesh Melwani of Align Commercial Real Estate.
"We looked at the car counts, and were told it was about 50,000 cars per day," he continued. "Demographics of the area and growth are key, and we like to be close to some sort of major traffic draw, like we know this Wawa can be."
Parikh will spend the next four to six months working through Orange County permitting approval, he estimates. NADG would subdivide the property for Parikh and his brother Amish Parikh (a local cardiologist) to purchase their lot.