Washington Street McDonald's Would Be Smaller Than Others In Watertown


The McDonald's restaurant proposed for Washington Street in Watertown would be smaller than the existing McDonald's in the city.

City Planner Ken Mix said the eatery would be half the size of the restaurant on Arsenal Street.

Watertown is currently home to two other McDonald's - one on Arsenal and the other on State Street.

The City Planning Board is being asked to consider plans for a third McDonald's on the corner of Washington and Chestnut street.

A developer from the Syracuse area is asking for a zoning change for the project. 

Right now, the site is occupied by an auto repair shop and a single family home. 

The parcel the house sits on would have to be rezoned from residential to neighborhood business.

"It's a legislative act by the city council and the city council has to determine whether it's in the best interest of the general public to do the zone change and it should be done in accordance with a comprehensive plan," said Mix.

Most McDonald's have two drive-thru lanes.

Mix said the Washington Street restaurant would only have one drive-thru.

The City Planning Board is scheduled to discuss the project at a meeting set for May 6.

See our earlier report

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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