Almost two months after backers of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant said it was possible that they could approach the city lawmakers with a in , a public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for September 19.
Current codes do not allow for restaurants to provide drive-thru service on less than three acres of property. Under an informal site plan shared with area residents in June, a developer would locate a restaurant with drive thru service and a bank on just under 3 acres of land at the intersection of Olive and Graeser. The property has been vacant since May, when
In a public notice first posted Monday afternoon, Bill Bierman, on behalf of Creve Coeur Real Estate Venture IV, LLC, has proposed amending city code to allow for restaurants with drive-thru service on land larger than 1 acre as long as it is more than a half mile away from another restaurant with drive-thru operations.
, the only current restaurant in Creve Coeur with drive-thru service, is approximately 0.9 of a mile away from the proposed site.
Attempts to reach Bierman and a local representative for the restaurant for comment have not been successful Tuesday.
An attorney for one family in the area which would neighbor any potential development at the former Walgreens property could not comment on news of the impending hearing. . At that time, Heffner said they were "exploring options" when asked if there was potential for a legal fight over the issue.