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Board of Commissioners To Meet About New McDonald's

A meeting is being held Tuesday night on the rezoning.


A new McDonald's may soon be taking shape around the Brookhaven area if the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners gives its approval.

The fast food company has applied for two with the county, one to construct a new property and the other to allow drive-through service at the new property.

This new McDonald's would look like the picture at the right, which is a common redesign for many locations in the metro area. It would be located at 3885 Buford Highway and 3316 Clairmont Road, which is near the Skye Hill Kroger and not far from an existing McDonald's location on Buford Higway. That location may close to make way for this one. Considering the less-than-stellar reviews that it has on Google, this may very well be the plan.

The board will have a meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Maloof Auditorium (1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur) to vote on rezoning permits and hear public comments.

Steve Walker July 24, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Four reviews hardly make a consensus and one of them is favorable. The seats are being systematically sent out for recovering.... And yes from what the managers tell me this is a replacement store. That location has been operating since the 1970's....... The new store will be a great improvement over the run-down dilapidated buildings on that space now.......
John McCay August 01, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I totally agree with Steve. The hideous, rotting "plaza" on Clairmont that McDonald's will (hopefully) replace is so nasty I would be shocked for it to not be a code compliance violation. Like them or not, their newest stores (Brookhaven, Perimeter Mall) are attractive, landscaped and not offensive to me at all. Bring it on!
pat thomas August 02, 2012 at 02:12 PM
At the BOC Meeting, the McDonald's applications were deferred for 30 days. I talked to Mr. Webb, representing McDonald's, after the meeting. He told me the Planning Dept had them make changes to the floor plan and the building is now oriented in a different direction. Because the BOC Committee had some zoning questions they wanted the Planning staff to research, Mr. Webb said there will probably be more changes. Hence the deferrment. Also, Mr. Webb has been prompted to concentrate on safer pedestrian designs for the proposed McDonald’s by watching pedestrians trying get across Buford Highway.
John McCay August 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Thanks for the update, Pat!

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