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Preliminary site plan OK’d for Poplar Ave. McDonald’s

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The Collierville Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan for a McDonald’s Restaurant between the Taco Bell and Walgreens on W. Poplar Ave.

The 5,000-plus square foot restaurant will be located on 1.17 acres in the Byhalia Retail Center.

The commissioners voted 6-2 for the site plan last week during their regularly scheduled meeting, with Greg Cotton and Scott Rozanski dissenting.

The Commission initially refused the site plan at an Aug. 4 meeting, citing potential traffic problems with the drive-thru lane.

Since then, the applicants have created a new site plan that includes a widened front driveway to allow a pass-by lane around vehicles stacking for the drive-thru.

The site will be accessible from Byhalia Center Drive to the west and an easement with Walgreens to the east. There will be no direct curb cuts to Poplar Ave.

Along with the project, Poplar Ave. will be resurfaced and striped to seven lanes between Byhalia Road and Market Blvd.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will determine McDonald’s financial responsibility for restriping Poplar Ave. once the cost is determined by TDOT.

In related news:
Town Engineer Dale Perryman announced at the meeting that on Sept. 12 a section of Shelby Drive between Sycamore and Quinn roads will officially be closed for a two-year period due to construction related to the new Collierville High School. The suggested alternate route is Highway 385.

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