Construction has begun on what the owner is calling the “Taj Mahal” of car washes on Daily Drive in Camarillo.
According to the Camarillo Acorn, Sam Siam, who owns two car washes in Oxnard, estimated his Waterdrops Carwash at 301 Daily Dr. in Camarillo will cost about $5 million to build. The estimated 39,760-square-foot facility is at the former site of a Coco's restaurant. The construction project has a completion date in early July.
Designs for the project, which replaces a Coco's that shuttered in 2015, has gone through several design modifications by city officials, including landscape and parking improvements to the nearly 1-acre property.
A city study concluded the new car wash will recycle about 90 percent of its water and will actually utilize less water than the previous business – 2,365 gallons per day versus Coco's usage of 2,575 gallons per day.