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  4.a.       
Meeting Date: 10/22/2019  
Topic:    Chick-Fil-A Planned Infill Development
From: Gabriel Gilbertson
Department: Community Development  
Date of Committee
Action (if required):
10/22/2019

Information
Subject:
Consideration of a recommendation on the request of CHICK-FIL-A to obtain Planned Infill Development (PID) Overlay Zoning approval for a fast food restaurant with a drive-through on the vacant parcel directly north of JC Penney on County Line Road in the C-4 Suburban Retail Business Zoning District.
Background Information:
The Architectural Control Board reviewed the proposal at their September 24, 2019 meeting. The Board generally agreed that they were supportive of the site layout, architecture and design. However, the Board wanted the applicant review the proposed retaining wall, landscaping, fence and guardrail placement along County Line Road. Due to the height of the retaining wall, the concern was there would be a significant sized wall along the sidewalk with minimal landscaping softening the feel of the retaining wall.
Application Requests:
The submitted application proposes a Chick-Fil-A (CFA) on the vacant site at the Southeast corner of Bancroft Drive and County Line Road, north of the JCPenny’s. The proposed restaurant is situated on the east side of the property with a 50 stall parking lot on the west side. A double lane drive-thru canopy is shown on the south side of the property with sufficient space to stack a total of 27 vehicles.

The application states that there would be 75 total employees. 30-40 of those employees would be part-time employees with 15 employees on the largest shift. The restaurant would be open between 6:30AM and 10:00PM Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.  
Municipal Code Compliance:
The PID approval allows more flexible development standards than the underlying C-4 Suburban Retail Business Zoning District.  This flexibility is intended to provide more incentives for redevelopment in areas of the community which are experiencing a lack of reinvestment.  Furthermore, the PID is designed to forward both aesthetic and economic objectives of the village by controlling the site design and the appearance, density or intensity of development in a manner which is consistent with sound land use, urban design, and economic revitalization principles.

The application requests the Planned Infill Development address the following:
Building Setback – The OC-5 Commercial Service Overlay District requires a 50 foot street setback. The submitted plans show the building is 43.2 feet from the north property line and 46.3 feet from the east property line.
Parking Lot Setback – The OC-5 Commercial Service Overlay District requires a 15-foot street yard setback for all parking lots.  The submitted plans show the parking lot located at 10 feet from the street yard setback along County Line Road and Bancroft Drive.
Greenspace – The OC-5 Commercial Service Overlay Zoning District requires 30% of the lot area to be greenspace.  Since the parcel contains 58,701 square feet, the required greenspace area is 17,610 square feet.  The submitted plans show 11,010 square feet of greenspace will be provided.
Landscape Buffer At Streets – The Municipal Code requires an 8-foot wide parking lot landscaping buffer within 15 feet of the edge of the pavement of the public right-of-way. Some areas of the site will have zero landscaping between the parking lot and the property line and the other areas do not meet the 8-foot required.
Signage.  One wall sign per public entrance is permitted. The submitted elevations are showing four wall signs and the site plan is showing two public entrances.
Requested Action by Commission/Committee/Board:
Staff recommends the Architectural Control Board make the following two findings:
  1. The site plan is architecturally functional.
  2. The exterior design proposed is not unsightly or obnoxious and is not disharmonious or so similar to existing neighboring developments that substantial depreciation of neighboring property or development will be caused by the applicant’s proposal.
And recommend the Village Board on the request of CHICK-FIL-A to obtain Planned Infill Development (PID) Overlay Zoning approval for a fast food restaurant with a drive-through on the vacant parcel directly north of JC Penney on County Line Road in the C-4 Suburban Retail Business Zoning District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. All landscape beds shall have a minimum of 2-3 inches of hardwood mulch.
  2. Any ground or roof mounted HVAC units shall be screened from view and those methods of screening submitted to the Architectural Control Board for review and approval.
 

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Revised Landscape Plan
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