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McDonald's Drive-Through Permit Still Under Review

posted Jun 15, 2016, 4:08 PM by Geoffrey Vanderburg   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 7:35 AM by Chris Pazarka ]
McDonald’s/IBI submitted revised plans to the City on May 31, 2016. Those plans are now being reviewed by the City, and we are told that a decision will be made shortly. The Drive-through Committee continues to work closely with the City and has reviewed the revised plans.

The City had asked McDonald’s to relocate the drive-through to the west side of the proposed restaurant. McDonald’s has responded in their plans that they will not be relocating the drive-through, but rather the new plans include a wall to be built around the drive-through. This wall would be 8.2ft high, 131.2ft long (along Crowchild Trail) and 68.9ft long (along 63rd Avenue). Our opposition continues to be directed at the Drive-through, and with or without a wall, the enormity of this proposed development would significantly, and we feel negatively, alter the landscape of the Plaza and surrounding roadways.

We will update residents by way of this website once we have more information, or you are welcome to contact the drive-through committee at; this is a great way to keep in touch over the summer months. We still anticipate, regardless of the decision made by the City, that the decision will be appealed.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us on this matter, both those for and against. We all feel so strongly about our great community, and we appreciate everyone respectfully making their feelings known.