On the agenda for Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday meeting.
1. Proposed variance to Section 44.08.12A (1) with regard to length of drive-thru from the required 200’ to 160’ for a new restaurant (Starbucks) located at 871 Washington Street. Applicant/agent Middletown Washington LLC/Richard Carella ZBA2016-1.
The site is the location of a defunct Computer Tune and Lube, in front of the Home Depot.
The zoning code requires a 200' approach to a drive-in, to allow a certain number of vehicles to "stack" before reaching the window. A similar variance was granted to Taco Bell, located on the same lot.
The ZBA meeting is Thursday, 5:30PM, in Council Chambers, the application is the subject of a public hearing.
If the variance for Starbucks is granted, the applicant would then need to apply for a special exception permit, to allow a drive-thru. This application would be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission.