Cape Coral City Council approved a pause on the acceptance of applications for and the issuance of permits for development of car washes and self-storage facilities.  The car wash moratorium will end on Jan. 172025, and the self-storage moratorium will end on April 17, 2025. The moratoriums were proposed because Cape Coral has a well-documented deficiency of nonresidential land to accommodate the city’s commercial deficiencies. During the moratorium, the city will conduct a study and develop potential regulations for each type of development.