MLK Burger King construction still delayed

MLK Burger King construction still delayed
April 05
03:00 2018

The Burger King on Martin Luther King Drive will continue to be shuttered as the City Council delayed its rezoning until August.

During an April 2 meeting, the council voted to continue the item again. The rezoning is connected to planned renovations at the restaurant, but was delayed again at the petitioner’s request.

The Burger King location closed late last year in preparation for rebuilding the restaurant. That’s been put on hold as Carrols LLC, which owns and operates it, is still negating to buy the property.

“The franchise owners who own the Burger King franchise within the Winston-Salem market have had issues and challenges with the property owner, which is Burger King Corporate Office,” said East Ward City Council Member Derwin Montgomery, who is one of the Chronicle’s owners.

He said Carrols LLC is still committed to remaining in the community and is looking at other land in that area if it cannot acquire the current property.

Also during the meeting, the City Council approved reductions for the setback requirements for a planned cell tower that’ll be located behind Family Dollar at the College Plaza Shopping Center. The tower did not meet the setback requirements for an adjacent plaza parking lot and Carriage Drive, which is primarily used by residents of a nearby development. The City Council granted a 35-foot reduction in the setback from the parking lot and a 40-foot setback reduction from Carriage Drive. Northwest Ward City Council Member Jeff MacIntosh said he’d heard no objections from nearby residents to the tower.

Also during the meeting, a 1.2-acre property on Old Lexington Road was rezoned to help facilitate the replacement of the Speedway gas station that’s located there.

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