Evanston would get its third McDonald’s restaurant if city officials approve a developer’s plans for property at 2500 Gross Point Road.
The roughly 27,000 square foot site now houses an aquarium maintenance shop that helps people deal with brown algae in fish tank and a string of other small businesses including a beauty salon and a maid service.
The property is two blocks southwest of the corner of Crawford Avenue and Gross Point Road where intense opposition from neighors led aldermen last week to reject plans for a new Chase Bank branch with a drive thru at the site of a shuttered gas station.
The McDonald’s project is scheduled to go before Evanston’s Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The developer is requesting a special use permit for the carry-out style restaurant and for a drive-thru on the property.
The proposal will also require review by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals and the City Council.
Bridget O’Keefe, an attorney for the developer, hasn’t responded yet to an email message sent Friday requesting more information about the project.
The existing two McDonald’s restaurants in Evanston are located at 1919 Dempster St. and 1117 Howard St.
The Howard Street property is slightly smaller than the Gross Point Road site, while the Dempster Street location is considerably larger.
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