The Boston Conservation Commission next week considers a Brockton car-wash magnate's plans to expand his empire with a new outlet in West Roxbury - where a small McDonald's used to be on VFW Parkway, kitty-corner from the Waves car wash.
Ronen Drory, who has been washing cars since he was a young teen in Jerusalem, currently owns car washes in Canton, Brockton and Taunton. Drory, who also sells imported rugs, is also seeking commission approval for a convenience store, at a hearing that begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Piemonte Room on the fifth floor of City Hall.
He needs conservation approval because the lot sits next to the Charles River, or, technically, "borders land subject to flooding."
Drory is the second Israeli-born businessman to try to build on the property. In 2015, developer Nissim Shimon Trabelsi proposed putting a kosher hotel on the land. He later withdrew the proposal from consideration.
The McDonald's that used to sit on the parcel, across from a larger McDonald's on the other side of the parkway, burned to the ground in 2013. The lot is currently used to park school buses.