by Jim Ridley
A pair of unscientific polls taken by surrounding neighborhood groups shows the majority of residents nearby the site who took part in the survey disapprove of Chick-fil-A’s current proposal of a drive-thru restaurant concept.
Chick-fil-A’s original plan called for the demolition of a former Regions bank building to make way for a new street-level structure that would include 28 outdoors seats, two drive-thru windows, parking placed in the rear and accommodations for walk-ups. It would not feature any indoor seating. ...
Representatives of Chick-fil-A had sought a zoning variance from the area’s urban design overlay, which has expressed language that prohibits drive-thrus on corner lots. But it’s the idea of a drive-thru in the area that has generated most of the criticism from neighbors.