McDonalds building on commission agenda


By Brandon Klein - bklein@aimmedianetwork.com



McDonald’s plans to replace its more than 30-year-old location on U.S. 23 North.

The Delaware Planning Commission will consider an amended final development plan from the restaurant chain’s real estate group to raze the existing building at 2091 U.S. 23 N. and “construct a new prototype building,” according to city records.

The original building was constructed in 1985.

In 2013, McDonald’s received approval for a permit and combined preliminary and final development plan for exterior renovations of the building. But the changes never happened.

If successful, Delaware City Council will have final consideration.

In other business, the commission will consider a final development plan request for a new 6,715-square-foot building on about 1.2 acres next door to the Panera Bread at restaurant at 750 W. Central Ave.

The building is one of three structures council approved in 2013 as part of a request for a rezoning amendment and final development plan from the former Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store. The plan was to construct up to three buildings fronting West Central Avenue, according to city records.

Panera Bread was the first building from the plan to be constructed in 2014.

The second building is expected to have a First Commonwealth Bank and a dentist’s office as two of four prospective tenants.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St.

By Brandon Klein

bklein@aimmedianetwork.com

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.